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of action under artillery fire from both sides over them. Then the regiment filed to a field to the left, to go to the rear of a battery, where we were ordered to lie down and await the issue. This was a most trying position — directly in line of a heavy artillery fire from both sides, with occasionally a shell or round-shot dropping from the rebels among the regiment. Here were killed three, and wounded nine, without a gun being fired from the regiment. Among the killed was Color-Sergeant Theodore Parkman, who was struck in the head by a ball, while lying down holding the staff with the stars and stripes in his hand. When the colors fell, Col. Codman seized them from the ground and bore them aloft again, passing them to the color-corporal. This fight, as at Kinston, was along the banks of the Neuse River. The rebels were posted in log fortifications on high ground, and had, it is said, two gunboats, recently built, to aid them. These gunboats were destroyed by our artille
d nobly, marching up steadily, and finely maintaining their line and position without flinching. Official War Records, XVIII, 87. The reports of all the Massachusetts commanders will be found in this volume. A medal of honor was forwarded to Sergt. Andrew S. Bryant, Co. A, 46th Mass. The only regiment which incurred any considerable loss at Kinston December 14 was the 45th, or Cadet Regiment (Col. C. R. Codman), and it again distinguished itself at Whitehall. The color-bearer, Sergt. Theodore Parkman, being shot down, Colonel Codman himself seized the colors, and advancing about ten feet before the regiment, which was then lying down, he lay down beside the colors. It is worthy of remembrance that the corps of Cadets in Boston, whose number is limited to one hundred and ten, sent out, first and last, one hundred and twenty commissioned officers to the war, and had at one time so depleted itself that only six active members remained on its rolls. The 23d and 45th also met with
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died., List of Massachusetts officers and soldiers killed in action. (search)
Mountain, Md.,Sept. 14, 1862. Parker, Henry J., 1st Lieut.,33d Mass. Inf.,Resaca, Ga.,May 15, 1864. Parker, Patrick J.,1st Mass. H. A.,Spotsylvania, Va.,May 19, 1864. Parker, Ralph W. Name and rank. Private understood when not otherwise stated.Command.Engagement.Date. Parker, Ralph W.,33d Mass. Inf.,Kenesaw Mountain, Ga.,June 22, 1864. Parker, Theron F.,49th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La.,June 14, 1863. Parker, William L.,45th Mass. Inf.,Kinston, N. C.,Dec. 14, 1862. Parkman, Theodore, Sergt.,45th Mass. Inf.,Whitehall, N. C.,Dec. 16, 1862. Parks, Edwin A.,26th Mass. Inf.,La Fourche Crossing, La.,June 21, 1863. Parks, Frederick W.,57th Mass. Inf.,Fort Stedman, Va.,March 25, 1865. Parks, George W.,1st Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 2, 1863. Parle, William H.,1st Mass. H. A.,Spotsylvania, Va.,May 19, 1864. Parmenter, Marcus M.,1st Co. Mass. S. S.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Parrott, Charles A.,12th Mass. Inf.,Fredericksburg, Va.,Dec. 13, 1862. Parsons, Albert
Parker, Ralph W. Name and rank. Private understood when not otherwise stated.Command.Engagement.Date. Parker, Ralph W.,33d Mass. Inf.,Kenesaw Mountain, Ga.,June 22, 1864. Parker, Theron F.,49th Mass. Inf.,Port Hudson, La.,June 14, 1863. Parker, William L.,45th Mass. Inf.,Kinston, N. C.,Dec. 14, 1862. Parkman, Theodore, Sergt.,45th Mass. Inf.,Whitehall, N. C.,Dec. 16, 1862. Parks, Edwin A.,26th Mass. Inf.,La Fourche Crossing, La.,June 21, 1863. Parks, Frederick W.,57th Mass. Inf.,Fort Stedman, Va.,March 25, 1865. Parks, George W.,1st Mass. Inf.,Gettysburg, Pa.,July 2, 1863. Parle, William H.,1st Mass. H. A.,Spotsylvania, Va.,May 19, 1864. Parmenter, Marcus M.,1st Co. Mass. S. S.,Antietam, Md.,Sept. 17, 1862. Parrott, Charles A.,12th Mass. Inf.,Fredericksburg, Va.,Dec. 13, 1862. Parsons, Albert E.,30th Mass. Inf.,Cedar Creek, Va.,Oct. 19, 1864. Parsons, George W.,1st Mass. H. A.,Poplar Spring Church, Va.,Oct. 2, 1864. Partridge, John M., Sergt.,37th Mass. Inf.,
Parker, A. R., 403 Parker, Clark, 403 Parker, D. F., 16, 120, 214, 473 Parker, E. E., 473 Parker, F. J., 18, 38, 75, 256 Parker, G. B., 473 Parker, H. J., 106, 403 Parker, J. C., 494 Parker, J. S., 473 Parker, J. W. D., 541 Parker, James, 541 Parker, P. J., 403 Parker, R. A., 473 Parker, R. W., 404 Parker, S. H., 494 Parker, T. F., 404 Parker, T. J., 473 Parker, Thomas, 541 Parker, W. L., 404 Parkhurst, W. L., 541 Parkis, Francis, 494 Parkman, Chauncey, Jr., 473 Parkman, Theodore, 48, 404 Parks, D. H., 541 Parks, E. A., 404 Parks, F. W., 404 Parks, G. H., 541 Parks, G. W., 404 Parks, Peter, 541 Parle, W. H., 404 Parlin, A. R., 473 Parlin, H. F., 494 Parmenter, Charles, 473 Parmenter, E. L., 473 Parmenter, E. S., 473 Parmenter, Henry, 473 Parmenter, M. M., 404 Parmlee, H. H., 473 Parrott, C. A., 404 Parsons, A. E., 404 Parsons, G. W., 404 Parsons, J. B., 92, 99, 115, 151 Parsons, John, 473 Parsons, William, 541 Parton, James, 26 Partridge,