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Parker, Charles H.

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Charles H. Parker, who served for about twelve months in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War, was born in Virginia in 1847. Whether he was enslaved or free is unknown, but at some point he moved to central Pennsylvania. In December 1864, he enlisted in Company F of the 3rd USCT Regiment in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. While serving with the 3rd USCT in Florida, Parker was shot and later became sick with typhoid and pneumonia. After he was discharged, Parker married Sarah Butler on November 7, 1867. They lived in Flora Dale, located in Adams County, Pennsylvania, and had at least four children. Parker died in July 1876 at age 29. While originally buried at Yellow Hill Cemetery near Biglerville, he was reinterred in 1936 at the National Cemetery in Gettysburg. (By Don Sailer)
Life span: 
01/01/1847 to 07/01/1876


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