Charles W Parrish Obituary - 1915.08.04
^"Â· * Â·/Â· iniriW^iir' n i nmoii W.PMSHIS PARALYSIS VICTIM Prominent Civil ' War Veteran Dead -- Was Stricken Sunday Sunday Reached Ripe Age Charles W. Parrish. a Civil War veteran, died at his home, 2!K-.Morris Avenue, t h i s afternoon, as the result of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Parrish. who was in the 7 H t h year of his was strk-ken S u n d a y n i g h t W. Yard, who has been his a t t e I ing physician, at onre pronounced his case hopeless. The f u n e r a l arrangements, are In charge of Ralph Thatcher, have not bppn completed. m Picnic. outing a the Grounds that the has obtained The is Besides his widow, f o u r c h i t w o -daughter's and two sons, survive. I W J " b ,, . !.,.._-,, I t e r ; c r e s The d a u g h t e r s are Mrs. w r p K l p i n a n d Mrs. G i l b e r t the sons. Elmer "farrish and Howard \V. Parrish. Mr Parrish enlisted 'at Flemington Sentember 3, 1862, and was assigned to Company G, Thirtieth New Jersey- Volunteers,, under command of CÂ»en. William J. Sewell. He came to Trenton Trenton with the members of the Flem- Ington Company an-d was ordered to remain at Camp Perrlne, which was located on the old cracker bakery site at Beatty and Grand Stneete.' FAITHFUL SOLDIER. He was stationed at Carnp Perrino three weeks and was then ordered to Washington. D. C., remaining there w i O e A and h a a n and H A f s time "when he "was or- l VnTnt Vfr. nartic'ioate.l ' ' craft aa- .as-. gave us a good sound. The Union 'army lost dered to the front. Hi? participate _ in the. Hrst and second battles at Fredericksburg. Va., and the battle of Salem Heights, Va'., May 4 and -5, 1863. He also took,part in the bloody fight at Chancellorsville. Speaking of the fight at Chancellorsville Chancellorsville the old soldier once said: "The battle was awful and the Johnnie Johnnie Rebs thrashing. heavily in this battle. Just when the shot and shell were falling -thickest into our ranks a bomb burst ana many of my comrades were killed'or horrfbly wounded. The.sight was.in- deed terrible and one that I shall never forget.. .It seems to me that T was the only one in the vicinity of bursting -shell who escaped unhurt. . 'Mr. Parrish. who 1 was a carpenter by trade, was Â· delegated by General Sewell' to build:- sijrnal stations at Hampton Roads and Fort Pocahontas, Pocahontas, on the 'James River; to connect them with the city of Richmond- and Crow's Nest, at Fort Powha-ttan ana Harrison's Landing. He was also nlaced' in charee o f . a force of soldiers who-cut down several hundred, tree*' in order tha,Ua Better View of "Washington - could be obtained at the time t h a t - t h e . National was ' i n ' d a n K e r - o f Invasion, soldiers.- -He was-'/ho.norably,,-; dis- ctiarsed' from the.-,' army,.-August 5, 1864. and - after. a-, tew-..days. :i;est, at home' 're-enlisted 1 i'ri tfie.-T New- Jersey : Volunteers. . 3:- v l86,4;V'JJTe r wa.Â«^-:-then ^assigned ,tc m arc* rby S Mrs. and F and ind Mr. Mr. of- Owl In ing and and ' and cpmmanding.?He CouKht.;unt o f ^ ' t l i i ' ' '- 'Mr, x: hear " as' isprri-'.bn:; f^farm /,, March ,.22.: .'IS40 ; v.SaraH- . at ren-:bveci- : -,t-o; Tren,ton\in : , , 'He 'resided ' In , " CHarnbersburg., ycaj-e;. .. be ..66 . .