Creator

Date Original

1864

Description

This collection contains an autograph book kept by Captain John Parker while incarcerated at Johnson's Island Prison. He began passing the book around his barracks on January 28, 1864 and asked that each man sign their rank, military unit, hometown, and place of capture.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Parker was born in Bibb County, Alabama to Giles Parker and Elizabeth Isham Parker on October 6, 1829. Parker grew up in Mississippi but married his wife Sarah Jane Crawford in Louisiana on June 20, 1850. The Parkers moved to Nevada County, Arkansas in 1853. Parker enlisted in Company C, 20th Arkansas Infantry, Confederate States Army, and eventually was elected Captain of the Company. He was captured and imprisoned at Johnson's Island Prison Camp on Sandusky Bay, Ohio. Captain Parker returned to Arkansas after the war and died there January 15, 1908.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Ohio

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.053.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Captain John Parker autograph book, SMC.053.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Captain John Parker autograph book, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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