Dillwyn Parker, Co. A, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

Proceedings of the sesqui-centennial gathering of the descendants of Isaac and Ann Jackson, at Harmony Grove, Chester Co., PA. August 25, 1875. Together with the family genealogy. Published in Philadelphia by the COMMITTEE for the Family. 1878.

Dillwyn Parker
Dillwyn Parker, Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves.

Dillwyn Parker, born March 15, 1840; married Carrie Lowrey, daughter of Henry T. and Mary F. (Moore) McClellan, of Blair Co., Pa., at Altoona, September 14, 1869. Carrie L. born November 1, 1844. They have one child. Dillwyn entered the army in 1861 as a private in the Brandywine Guards, Penna. Reserves; served three years. During part of the time he was detailed to Gen. Reynolds, 5th Corps Headquarters as Clerk – was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and others. At the close of his term of enlistment in 1864, upon the recommendation of Gen. George G. Meade, was appointed by Secretary of War, Stanton, to a clerkship in the War Department, and was assigned to Provost Marhsal Fry”s office, during which time he (on account of his fine penmanship) was called upon to exercise it in copying proclamations and records for preservation in the State Department, among which were the proclamations of Abraham Lincoln “for granting amnesty to rebels who would return to their allegiance,” and the last call for 300,000 troops – both of these documents being written from the original notes of A. Lincoln, and which were signed by him and Wm. H. Seward, and are preserved on file in the Department of State, Washington, D.C. In 1865 he was elected Recorder of Deeds of Chester Co., a position he still occupies.

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