Parsons, Abel K.
Age: 32, credited to Bennington, VTVITALS
Birth: 1828, Hensville, MAADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Shaftsbury Center Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
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June 17, 1864
Death of Lieut. A. K. Parsons. - This town was thrown into deep sorrow on Monday by the telegraph announcing that Lieut. A. K. Parsons of this town had fallen in the battle of Friday last. Lieut. Parsons entered the army nearly three years ago, enlisting in Co. A, 4th Vt. Regiment, and by whom he was elected 1st Lieutenant. He served in his company something over a year, when he was called to a position on the staff of major gen. Brooks - was in several hard fought battles, including that of Antietam, where he distinguished himself by his coolness and bravery. Soon after Gen. Brooks was stationed at Pittsburg, with a sufficient force to guard the State of Pennsylvania against invasion by the rebels, where Lt. Parsons has been stationed until a short time since, when he was transferred to the staff of Major gen. Smith; and it was while aiding his commander in the late battles near Richmond that he fell. When the first onslaught was made on the rebel works, our front line sustained a heavy and destructive fire, and one of the regiments broke and fell back in confusion. Gen. Smith came up as they were retiring and drove them to the front, amid a fire of shot, shell and bullets that made the preservation of human life a matter of exceeding difficulty. It was in this engagement, probably, that Lieut. Parsons received his death wound. He was a brave and able officer, a good citizen, beloved and respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, who cannot withhold the sympathizing tear at the sudden stroke which removed him from earthly scenes. His term of service would have expired in a few weeks. He leaves a wife, but no children, who resides with her mother, Mrs. W. W. Monroe, in Shaftsbury, to whom the sad tidings was conveyed by telegraph.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.