Special Collections

Collection ID: SP-1
Location: SP-1

(Description ID: 594103)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Andrew C. Parker


Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content

This collection was acquired by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 1990.

Biographical Sketch
Andrew C. Parker was born in 1838 to Moses A. and Catherine Christy Parker in Trumbull County, Ohio.  He married Mary A. Rogers in 1861.  Later that same year Parker joined the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He rose in rank from private to sergeant by the time of his discharge on 25 November 1865.  Following the Civil War, he became a farmer in Green Lake, Wisconsin and finally in Kinsman Township, Trumbull County, Ohio.  Parker had two children by his second wife, Charlotte Rogers, who was the sister of his first wife.

Scope and Content
The collection is composed primarily of handwritten copies of Parker’s letters to his wife from August 1861 until November 1865.  There is also a pocket diary for 1865.  The letters and diary recount his life in the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Sergeant Parker fought at the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, and the Atlanta Campaign.

Ac. 5143
4 inches

  • Letter dtd, June 22, 1862, Iuka, Mississippi, to “Dear Parents” from A.C. Parker
  • Picket Diary for 1865
  • Civil War letters, Book I, Aug. 1861 – May 28, 1863
  • Civil War letters, Book II, June 1, 1863 – Oct. 15, 1864
  • Civil War letters, Book II continued, Jan. 1865 – June 1865
  • Civil War letters, Book II continued, July 1865 – Nov. 1865.
  • Uniform button
  • Tassel from 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry battle flag