Pungoteague To Petersburg
"Pungoteague to Petersburg" Volume I , II, and III,
by Alton Brooks Parker Barnes.
By A Parker Barnes
Volume I - "Eastern Shore Militiamen Before The Civil War
1776 - 1858"
Volume II - "Eastern Shore Soldiers The Civil War 1858 -
Volume III - "Muster Rolls & Soldiers' Records" & Index to
Volumes I & II.
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A. Parker Bames was a former Associate Editor and News Editor of the Eastern
Shore News. Winner of numerous Virginia Press Association awards for
writing. He originated several columns including "Where Were You?” and was
an editorial writer and cartoonist. With over 500 hours flying time as a
pilot, and in other flight duties, he was a veteran of the United States Air
Force. Mr. Bames served with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in combat
in Korea, with the 4400th Combat Crew Training Group at Langley Field, and
undertook missions throughout the continental United States with the 1st
Mr. Barnes has done numerous articles for various papers in Maryland and
Virginia. He has contributed to a number of books, in both writing and
A native of Onley, Accomack County Virginia, he was reared in the home of
his grandfather and grandmother, Thomas Parker and Eliza Kerr Hebard Copps.
A graduate of Onley Grade School and Onancock High School, Mr. Barnes has
studied in New Haven, at the University of Illinois and at Duke University,
Durham, N.C. He has done extension work at the Tokyo University. For eight
years he was employed by the United States Navy in motion picture work, and
later as director of the Motion Picture Laboratory, United States Naval
Aviation Ordinance Test Station.
A former member of the Elks and a Charter Member of the Eastern Shore
Jaycees, he was a member of both Parksley and Onley Masonic lodges. Mr.
Bames was an active member of Keller Post 4856, Veterans of Foreign Wars and
was awarded a V.F.W. National Award for Community Service documentation. A
member of the American Legion, he has been principal speaker at several
Memorial Day services promoted by the organization. Mr. Barnes has served as
the Red Cross Disaster Chairman for Accomack County and was a founding
member of the Onley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. He was a ministerial
member of the Virginia United Methodist Conference.