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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Francis H. Parker

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.O. B. Willcox, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., July 29 to Oct. 24, 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal,

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Oct. 23,
and to Ordnance Corps, Oct. 24, 1861)

D. C., Oct. 24, 1861, to Jan. 27, 1862, — at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., Jan. 27 to Mar. 10, 1862, — and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, March 10 to July, 1862; on sick leave of absence, July to Sep., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, Sep.‑Oct., 1862, being engaged in conducting a large ammunition train to the Army of the Potomac, before the Battle of Antietam, Sep., 1862, — and in charge of an Ordnance Depot at Frederick, Md., Sep., 1862; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., Oct. 1, 1862, to

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

July 11, 1863; as Chief of Ordnance, Department of the Tennessee, July 16, 1863, to Jan., 1864, being engaged in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman's March to Chattanooga, Ten., Sep. 22 to Nov. 15, 1863, — and Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23‑25, 1863; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Feb. 11 to July 27, 1864; in command of Cincinnati Ordnance Depot, July 29 to Dec. 15, 1864; as Chief of Ordnance, Army of the Potomac, Dec. 18, 1864, to June 20, 1865; and on

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department)

(Bvt. Major, March 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department and in the Field)

leave of absence, June 20 to July 24, 1865; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., July 24 to Oct. 5, 1865.

Captain, Ordnance, Dec. 1, 1865.

Served: in command of Charleston Arsenal, S. C., Oct. 16, 1865, to Sep. 30, 1868, — and Chief of Ordnance of the Second Military District (North and South Carolina), Mar. 29, 1867, to Sep. 30, 1868; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Sep. 30, 1868, to Oct. 1, 1869; in command of Dearbornville Arsenal, Mich., Oct. 1, 1869, to Oct. 25, 1871; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Oct. 25, 1871, to Nov. 25, 1873; in command of Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., Nov. 25, 1873, to July 16, 1879; as Member of Board on the Manufacture

(Major, Ordnance, Apr. 14, 1875)

of Army Wagons by the Ordnance Department, June 26, 1873, — to test a Sawyer Projectile, Dec. 5‑9, 1877, — and to select a Magazine Gun for the U. S. Service, Apr., 1878; in charge of the location, establishment, and construction, and in command, of the Dover Powder Depot, N. J., July, 1879, to Apr. 21, 1883; in command of Watertown Arsenal, Mas., and Member of various Boards, May 1, 1883 (absent in

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Jan. 3, 1887)

temporary command of San Antonio Arsenal, Tex., Jan. 29 to Apr. 27, 1889), to Nov. 20, 1889, — and of Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In command of Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1889 to Dec. 12, 1892. — In command of Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., from Oct. 4, 1894 to Feb. 22, 1897.

Died, Feb. 22, 1897, at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa.: Aged 59.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1897, for an obituary notice.

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