Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Joseph Parker was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. He was one of the original enlistees in the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, better known as Mosby's Partisan Rangers. It was John Singleton Mosby, most trusted scout of Confederate Cavalry Commander J.E.B. Stuart, who brought guerilla warfare to that part of Virginia that became known as "Mosby's Confederacy." His warfare was based upon speed, mobility and surprise attacks. Parker was captured in February 1864 and spent the last one and one-half years of that war in a Union prison.
After the war, Joseph Parker married Jane Randolph Peticolas (Jennie) and they lived on a farm in Amherst County. They died in 1904 and 1905 and are buried nearby, but only his grave was marked by a small, simple stone.
Note: There are a number of men who fought in the Civil War for either the Union or the Confederacy, who are buried in this cemetery outside of the Confederate Section. Most died after the war and are buried alongside members of their family.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1864.
Location. 37° 24.855′ N, 79° 9.317′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Taylor Street north of 4th Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Taylor St, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Owens (d. 1835) (here, next to this marker); To the Grave of the Nieces of George Washington (here, next to this marker); Agnes and Lizzie Langley (a few steps from this marker); Israel Snead (1780-1844) (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Phillip F. Morris (a few steps from this marker); The Early Mayors (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleanor Custis Lewis Carter (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.