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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

Martin P. Parks​a

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1826.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1826‑28.

Resigned, Apr. 5, 1828.

Civil History. — Clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1830‑36, — and of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1836‑53. Professor of Mathematics, Randolph-Macon College, Va., 1832‑36.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army, and served at  p376 the Military Academy, 1840‑46, as Chaplain, and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Dec. 5, 1840, to Dec. 31, 1846.

Chaplain, and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Dec. 5, 1840.

Resigned, July 31, 1846.

Civil History. — Elected Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama, 1841: declined. Degree of A. M., conferred by Augusta College, Ky., 18–––; and of D. D., by Columbia College, New York city, 1851.

Died, July 21, 1853, at Sea, near New York city: Aged 49.

Thayer's Note:

a His son, also Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Martin P. Parks, was an Academy graduate, Class of 1851.

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