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 Harry Jeremiah Parks

Harry Jeremiah Parks

Birth
Wyoming County, New York, USA
Death 19 Oct 1927 (aged 79)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Site 1200
Memorial ID 22325 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Private in Company A, Ninth New York Cavalry. He was born and entered service at Orangeville, NY. He was awarded the CMOH on October 26, 1864 for his bravery at Cedar Creek, Virginia on October 19, 1864. His citation reads: "While alone and in advance of his unit and attempting to cut off the retreat of a supply wagon, he fought and sent to flight a Confederate color bearer. After capturing the color bearer and leaving him in the rear, he returned to the front and captured 3 more wagons and drivers."

Bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm


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  • Added: 16 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22325
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Jeremiah Parks (24 Feb 1848–19 Oct 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22325, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .