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James Parker, Artificer, First Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, ca. 1863

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society

This photograph is of James M. Parker of Somesville who joined the 18th Maine Regiment, later renamed the First Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, in 1862. After serving on garrison duty in forts near Washington D.C., the regiment was ordered to serve as infantry during the Overland Campaign in the spring of 1864. Parker was killed in the regiment's charge against Confederate fortifications near Petersburg Virginia on June 18, 1864.

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  • Title: James Parker, Artificer, First Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, ca. 1863
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Media: Photograph
  • Local Code: 001.59.74
  • Collection: Mount Desert Island Historical Society
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323
http://www.mdihistory.org

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