Elizabeth Florence Parmele was the first wife of Algernon Sidney Badger, who was born in Boston in 1839, educated at the Milton Academy, and in 1861 enlisted in the 6th Massachusetts Infantry, which had to fight its way through Baltimore rioters on its way to Washington, D.C. He participated in the New Orleans campaign, was commissioned an officer in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Volunteers, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, commanding in the field. After the end of the Civil War, he was assigned as Provost Marshal in Austin, Texas, where he was known to keep order. In 1870, he was appointed Superintendant of the New Orleans police and brigadier general of the Louisiana National Guard, which he led in the battle of Independence Square in 1874, when he sustained four gunshot wounds, shattering a leg and an arm. Subsequently, he was Postmaster of New Orleans, Collector of Customs, and Appraiser of Merchandise, executing each post with forceful vigor. His death in New Orleans in 1905 was noted in the New York Times. He was a distinguished American, one of the last casualties of the Civil War.