Thomas Andrew McParlin – Colonel, United States Army

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Thomas Andrew McParlin of Maryland

Appoitned from Mayland, Assistant Surgeon, 3 March 1849
Major, Surgeon, 21 May 1861
Lieuenant Colonel, Assistant Medical Purchaser, 13 April 1881
Colonel, Surgeon, 16 September 1885
Retired 10 July 1889
Breveted Lieutenant Colonel, 1 August 1864 for faithful and meritorious service in the field
Breveted Colonel, 13 March 1865 for faithful service during the war
Breveted Brigadier General, 26 November 1866, for meritorious and dinstictive service at New Orleans where cholera and yellow fever prevailed
Died 28 January 1897


Thomas Andrew McParlin (1825-1897) was a surgeon in the U. S. Army from the time of the Mexican War to after the Civil War.

His frequent letters to his family and wife in Annapolis described life as an Army Surgeon in the mid nineteenth century. By the end of the Civil War, McParlin had become Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac and was present during the siege at Petersburg.


January 29, 1897 – Brevet Brigadier General Thomas A. McParlin died in Annapolis yesterday.  He was in the regular service, from which he entered from Maryland, from 1849 until he was retired in July 1889.  He was Major and Surgeon at the outbreak of the rebellion, and was brevetted Lieuetnant Colonel and Colonel for faithful and meritorious service.  He won his Brigadier's brevet in 1866 for meritorious and distinguished service in the epidemic of cholera and yellow fever in New Orleans that year.


MCPARLIN, THOMAS A 

  • COL U S A
  • DATE OF DEATH: 01/28/1897
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1003
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MCPARLIN, AGNES C D/O THOMAS

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 12/08/1869
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1955
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 1003 S.H
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • DAUGHTER OF TA MCPARLIN, COL USA RETD

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