Parker-11699, Tully Francis Parker, my gg-grandfather, from Mississippi, raised a company and fought many key battles in the Civil War under General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Here's the bio from his page:
From a book titled, THE HISTORY OF WISE COUNTY TEXAS:
Tully Francis Parker was born in South Carolina, June 14, 1823, and came to what is now Prentiss County, Mississippi as a young man. He had little opportunity to go to school, but was self-taught and well read for that time. Circumstance and natural ability gave him versatility in doing many things, and he was a farmer, a carpenter, a blacksmith, a teacher, or a preacher as need required. He married Sarah Burlina Boley, daughter of George Lewis Boley and his wife Winnie Robertson Boley, December 27, 1849. They had three daughters: Myra Lenora, Mary Burlina, and Louisa Frances. The young wife died before her 28th birthday. (in 1857-58). Tully soon married Mary Melvina Early. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Parker was one of the organizers of a regiment which was successively designated as Captain Parker's Company. Mississippi Volunteers, Captain Parker's Company, Reynold's Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, and Company G., 26th Regiment Mississippi Infantry. After serving as a captain, he was promoted to Major in this regiment, taking part in more than 20 hard battles, such as the Battle of Corinth. He was taken prisoner at Fort Donalson, but soon exchanged. As a prisoner of war he was described as 37 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with blue eyes and dark hair and was married. During the 4 years that he was away in the war, his wife and daughters continued living on the farm. They were just out of the path of the Union Army and had a few things left when the war was over. There is a little story handed down in the family showing the reliance and ability of these daughters. When Lou as 14 years old, the dog Tige caught a deer by the throat, Lou seized an axe and struck the deer on the head, killing it. She and her sisters proceeded to skin it and dress the carcass before any of the men were about. Some 5 years after the war, and after 2 years spent in Pocahontas, Tennessee, the Parkers decided to come to Texas. They sold everything before leaving except a camping outfit. There wasn't enough room for all to ride, so someone had to walk. The men were heavily armed, as there was danger of being robbed or the horses stolen. After six weeks on the way, they arrived in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas on January 19, 1873. Those who came in the party besides the eight Parker children and their parents, were Tom Muse, who married Myra Parker, Jim Petty who married Lou Parker, George Boley, son of Mr. Parker's half sister Frances Atwood Boley, and Ben Atwood, son of Mr. Parker's half brother, Peter B. Atwood. The Parkers were neighbors to the Ryans in Mississippi. John Ryan came to Texas about two years after the Parkers, and married Lina within the year. They lived on the Parker farm for several years, and John did the farming while Mr. Parker was away on his circuit preaching. The Parkers moved from Grayson County to Wise County near Boyd in 1881. They rented the Bobo place for a year, then bought a farm. A few years later they bought a home in Keeter, where Mr. Parker died February 22, 1886. Mrs. Parker continued to live at the home in Keeter until her death, January 5, 1916. She and her husband and many of their children and grandchildren are buried in Keeter Cemetery."