PARKER, THOMAS - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company B, 2d Rhode Island Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865, at Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Providence, R.I. Birth. England. Date of issue: 29 May 1867. Citation. Planted the first color on the enemy's works. Carried the regimental colors over the creek after the regiment had broken and been repulsed.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)