Brigadier General, United States Army
Appointed from the the District of Columbia, Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Infantry, 26 April 1861
First Lieutenant, 30 May 1861
Captain, 20 October 1863
Major, 9th United States Infantry, 13 April 1884
Lieutenant Colonel, 20th United States Infantry, 15 May 1889
Transferred to the 13th United States States Infantry, 10 December 1890
Colonel, 18th United States Infantry, 26 November 1894
Retired from active service, 23 May 1896
Breveted Major, 2 July 1863, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
General Parker died in 1925 and was buried
with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife,
Amelia (1832-1906), is buried with him.
NEW YORK, New York, February 25, 1925 – Brigadier General Daingerfield Parker, retired, died at Washington yesterday at the age of 92. He was born in New Rochelle, New York, in 1832, and was educated in various schools and academies.
He served in the United States Army from April 1861 to May 1865 and participated in the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg during the Civil War. He retired for age as a Colonel and was promoted to Brigadier General, retired, by an act of Congress of 1904.
He was a member of the National Geographic Society, the Loyal Legion and the Society of Colonial Wars. In 1861 he married Amelia Nisbet of Philadelphia.
BRIG GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 02/24/1925
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION S SITE 1426
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004