Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Parker, Thomas (soldier)

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PARKER, Thomas, soldier, b. in Frederick county, Va., in 1753; d. there, 24 Jan., 1820. He was captain of a volunteer company during the Revolution, participating with his command in several battles, was lieutenant-colonel of infantry in 1799, and in 1800 was mustered out of service. He was appointed colonel of the 12th infantry in 1812, commissioned brigadier-general in March, 1813, and resigned in November of the next year.