The History of the 3rd Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry

The Parrett Boys

eagle_shield_01Company E, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

There were four soldiers of the name Parrett in Company E, all relatives, and I think brothers, Lewis, Francis, Edward and James. Lewis died after three year's service; Francis, disabled for active service, was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps; Edward and James were veterans; the former was a prisoner at Winchester and wounded at New Hope Church; the latter was wounded at Beverly Ford, June 9, 1863, and at New Hope, May 25, 1864. The two last named were mustered out with the regiment.