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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Ten.)

John Spryº Parke

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born Franklin, TN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Oct. 3, 1879, to Nov. 4, 1879, — Ft. Klamath, Or., to June 5, 1880, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Jan. 22, 1883, — Ft. Klamath, Or., to July 15, 1883, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to July, 1884, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to Aug. 7,

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, Oct. 21, 1886)

1886, — Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to Nov. 15, 1886, — and Ft. Sidney, Neb., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sidney, Neb., to Sept., 1891. —  p316 In Sioux campaign, winter of 1890‑91. As A. A. A. G. of command at Rosebud Agency, S. D. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Virginia Military Institute from Sept., 1891 to Aug., 1893. — Fort Niagara, N. Y., Aug., 1893 to Oct., 1894; Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Oct. 1894 to May 11, 1899, except during the Spanish-American war in Cuba.

(Captain of Infantry, 21st Infantry, April 26, 1898)

In battle and siege of Santiago de Cuba, July, 1898. — Commissary of 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corps, from June to Sept., 1898, and A. A. A. G., same brigade, at Montauk Point, N. Y., during Sept., 1898. — Member of Board examining enlisted men for promotion, N. Y. City, in March, 1899. — With regiment in Philippine Islands from May 11, 1899 to –––––.

Civil History. — Graduate in Law, Virginia Military Institute, 1893.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: With regiment in Philippine Islands, from May 11, 1899 to June, 1902; at Fort Yates and commanding Fort Lincoln, North Dakota, to Sept., 1903.

(Major, 22d Infantry, July 31, 1903)

— Commanding Fort Logan H. Roots, Ark., to Dec., 1903; in Philippines (Mindanao and Samar), to April, 1905.

(Transferred to the 14th Infantry, April 15, 1904)

— At Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Jan. 2, 1908; in Philippines, commanding Warwick Barracks, Cebu, Feb., 1908 to –––––.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Dec. 10, 1853.)

Military History. —

Major, 22d Infantry, July 31, 1903.

Transferred to 14th Infantry, April 15, 1904.

In Philippines, commanding Warwick Bks., Cebu, February to Sept. 27, 1908; member of Board at Camp Jossman to Oct. 14, 1908; en route to U. S. and on leave, Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 1908; on duty at Hdqrs. Department of California to Jan. 5, 1909; en route to Philippines to Feb. 2, 1909; commanding Warwick Bks., Cebu, Feb. 3 to Nov. 22, 1909; en route to U. S. and on leave to April 11, 1910; at Fort Missoula, Mont., commanding post, April 14, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Infantry, March 3, 1911)

May 14, 1911; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, May 18 to June 7, 1911; Military Attaché at Brussels, Belgium, June 30, 1911, to

(Colonel of Infantry, April 4, 1913)

May 1, 1914; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, May 2 to 20, 1914; at Texas City, Texas, with 27th Infantry, May 21 to June 10, 1914;

(Assigned to 20th Infantry, June 3, 1914)

 p277  on border patrol duty, Mexican border, June 12, 1914, to May 21, 1915; (commanding 8th Brigade, July 29 to Aug. 2, 1914); on leave of absence, May 22 to Sept. 20, 1915.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 20, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

After retirement resided at Portland, Oregon. At Storrs, Conn., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Connecticut Agricultural College, Dec. 6, 1917, to Aug. 28, 1918; at Chestnut Hill, Mass., commanding Student's Army Training Corps Unit at Boston College, to Jan. 2, 1919, and Professor of Military Science and Tactics from Jan. 2, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 20, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

At Boston College, Mass., Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Sept. 6, 1918, to Sept. 15, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Died, Aug. 19, 1927, at Portland, Ore.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Parke's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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