★ ★  Parke, John Grubb

John Grubb Parke

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Born: September 22, 1827

Birthplace: Chester County, Pennsylvania

Father: Francis Parke 1797 – 1860
(Buried: Coatesville Presbyterian Cemetery, Coatesville, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Sarah Hart Gardner 1799 – 1848
(Buried: Coatesville Presbyterian Cemetery, Coatesville, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Ellen Blight 1827 – 1903
(Buried: Saint the James the Less Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Education:

1849: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (2nd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1854: Brevet 2nd Lt. U.S. Army Topographical Engineers​
1849 – 1850: Helping with determine boundary of Iowa and Minnesota​
1850 – 1851: Assistant Topographical Engineer for Dept. of New Mexico​
1851 – 1852: Served on the Survey of the Little Colorado River​
1852 – 1853: Secretary of Lake Harbors and Western Rivers Board​
1852: Served on Survey for Pacific Railroad in California​
1853: In Charge of Survey for 32nd Pacific Railroad for 32nd Parallel​
1854 – 1856: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Topographical Engineers​
1854 – 1856: In Charge of Second Survey in Southern California​
1856 – 1857: Engineer Secretary of Lighthouse Board​
1856 – 1861: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, Topographical Engineers​
1857 – 1861: Chief Astronomer and Surveyor, Northwest Boundary​

Civil War Career:

1861: Declined Captain of United States Army, 11th Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1863: Captain, United States Army, Topographical Engineers​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Served in Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition​
1862: Served in the Battle of Roanoke Island, North Carolina​
1862: Served in the Battle of New Bern, North Carolina​
1862: Commander of Bombardment of Fort Macon, North Carolina​
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Capture of Fort Macon, North Carolina​
1862: In movement from Newport News, Fredericksburg, Washington​
1862 – 1866: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Chief of Staff for the Union Army, 9th Army Corps​
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain Maryland​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1863: Chief of Staff to Major General Ambrose Burnside​
1863 – 1864: Captain, United States Army, Engineers​
1863: In movement with 9th Army Corps in Kentucky​
1863: Present at the Surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry capture of Jackson, Mississippi​
1863: Served in the Battle of Blue Springs, Tennessee​
1863: Served in the Defenses of Knoxville, Tennessee​
1864: In movement from Tennessee to Virginia​
1864: Served in the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Served in the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia​
1864 – 1879: Major, United States Army, Engineers Corps​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Union Army 9th Army Corps​
1864 – 1865: Served in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Served in the Battle of Peeble’s Farm, Virginia​
1865: Served in the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia​
1865: Brevetted Brig. General for Defense of Knoxville, Tennessee​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his role at Fort Stedman, Virginia​
1865: Served in Pursuit of the Confederates under General Lee​
1865: Union Army Commander, District of Alexandria, Virginia​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander, Southern District of New York​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1879: Major, United States Army, Engineers Corps​
1866: Member of the Board for Brevet recommendations​
1866 – 1869: Chief Astronomer, and Surveyor, Northwest Boundary​
1867 – 1868: Superintendent Engineer of Repairs Fort Washington​
1867 – 1868: In Charge of Defenses in Annapolis, Maryland​
1868 – 1887: Assistant in the office of Chief Engineer of U.S. Army​
1879 – 1884: Lt. Colonel, United States Army, Engineers Corps​
1884 – 1889: Colonel, United States Army, Engineers Corps​
1887: Acting Chief Engineer on various occasions​
1887 – 1889: Superintendent of West Point Military Academy​
1888: Member of Board to negotiate for purchase of Kinsley Estate​
1889: Retired from United States Army after 40 years of Service​
1889 – 1900: Resident of Washington, D.C.​

Died: December 16, 1900

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Prostatitis chronic and prostatic abscess

Age at time of Death: 73 years old

Burial Place: Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
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Luke Freet

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John Grubb Parke:
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Born: September 22, 1827View attachment 373661
Birthplace: Chester County Pennsylvania
Father: Francis Parke 1797 – 1860
(Buried: Coatesville Presbyterian Cemetery Coatesville Pennsylvania)
Mother: Sarah Hart Gardner 1799 – 1848
(Buried: Coatesville Presbyterian Cemetery Coatesville Pennsylvania)
Wife: Ellen Blight 1827 – 1903
(Buried: Saint the James the Less Churchyard Philadelphia PA.)

Education:
1849: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (2nd​ in class)

Occupation before War:
1849 – 1854: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army Topographical Engineers
1849 – 1850: Helping with determine boundary of Iowa and Minn.
1850 – 1851: Assistant Topographical Engineer for Dept. of N. M.
1851 – 1852: Served on the Survey of the Little Colorado River
1852 – 1853: Secretary of Lake Harbors and Western Rivers Board
1852: Served on Survey for Pacific Railroad in California
1853: in Charge of Survey for 32nd​ Pacific Railroad for 32nd​ Parallel
1854 – 1856: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army Topographical Engineers
1854 – 1856: in Charge of Second Survey in Southern California
1856 – 1857: Engineer Secretary of Lighthouse Board
1856 – 1861: 1st​ Lt. United States Army Topographical Engineers
1857 – 1861: Chief Astronomer and Surveyor Northwest Boundary

Civil War Career:
1861: Declined Captain of United States Army 11th​ Infantry Regiment
1861 – 1863: Captain United States Army Topographical Engineers
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
1861 – 1862: Served in Burnside’s North Carolina Expedition
1862: Served in the Battle of Roanoke Island North Carolina
1862: Served in the Battle of New Bern North Carolina
1862: Commander of Bombardment of Fort Macon North Carolina
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Capture of Fort Macon North Carolina
1862: In movement from Newport News, Fredericksburg, Washington
1862 – 1866: Major General of Union Army Volunteers
1862: Chief of Staff for the Union Army 9th​ Army Corps
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain Maryland
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam Maryland
1862 – 1863: Chief of Staff to Major General Ambrose Burnside
1863 – 1864: Captain United States Army Engineers
1863: In movement with 9th​ Army Corps in Kentucky
1863: Present at the Surrender of Vicksburg Mississippi
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry capture of Jackson Mississippi
1863: Served in the Battle of Blue Springs Tennessee
1863: Served in the Defenses of Knoxville Tennessee
1864: In movement from Tennessee to Virginia
1864: Served in the Battle of the Wilderness Virginia
1864: Served in the Battle of Spotsylvania Virginia
1864 – 1879: Major United States Army Engineers Corps
1864 – 1865: Commander of Union Army 9th​ Army Corps
1864 – 1865: Served in the Siege of Petersburg Virginia
1864: Served in the Battle of Peeble’s Farm Virginia
1865: Served in the Battle of Hatcher’s Run Virginia
1865: Brevetted Brig. General for Defense of Knoxville Tennessee
1865: Brevetted Major General for his role at Fort Stedman Virginia
1865: Served in Pursuit of the Confederates under General Lee
1865: Union Army Commander District of Alexandria Virginia
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander Southern District of New York
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th​

Occupation after War:
1864 – 1879: Major United States Army Engineers Corps
1866: Member of the Board for Brevet recommendations
1866 – 1869: Chief Astronomer and Surveyor Northwest Boundary
1867 – 1868: Superintendent Engineer of Repairs Fort Washington
1867 – 1868: In Charge of Defenses in Annapolis Maryland
1868 – 1887: Assistant in the office of Chief Engineer of U.S. Army
1879 – 1884: Lt. Colonel United States Army Engineers Corps
1884 – 1889: Colonel United States Army Engineers Corps
1887: Acting Chief Engineer on various occasions
1887 – 1889: Superintendent of West Point Military Academy
1888: Member of Board to negotiate for purchase of Kinsley Estate
1889: Retired from United States Army after 40 years of Service
1889 – 1900: Resident of Washington D.C.


Died:
December 16, 1900
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Cause of Death: prostatitis chronic and prostatic abscess
Age at time of Death: 73 years old
Burial Place: Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard Philadelphia
Parke took command of the 9th Corps after the Battle of the Crater, being the ranking officer present. However, he did lead the Corps on prior occasions such as at Vicksburg.
 
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It seems he spent alot of his Civil War career under or with Burnside. After his stint in Mississippi and Tennesse he was transferred back to Virginia where he again joined Burnside's Staff through the Overland Campaign and succeeded to corps command when Burnside was relieved. He even temporarily commanded the Army of the Potomac during Meade's winter leave.
 

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He served the entire war in the IX Corps which is kind of remarkable. Was he a personal friend of Burnside's? Did he decline offers to command outside that corps, which his seniority would seem to warrant?
 
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