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Richard Boury

  • Birth 15 Jun 1830 Monroe County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 5 Jul 1914 Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
  • Burial Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
  • Plot First New Addition, Lot 388
  • Memorial ID 6860966

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company C, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Charlottesville, Virginia on March 5, 1865. His citation reads simply "Capture of flag". His Medal was awarded to him on March 26, 1865. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private James F. Adams, Corporal Thomas Anderson, Lieutenant Wilmon W. Blackmar, Captain Hugh P. Boon, Major Charles E. Capehart, Colonel Henry Capehart, 1st Sergeant Francis M. Cunningham, Commissary Sergeant William Houlton, Private Archibald Rowand, Chief Bugler Charles Schorn, Corporal Emisire Shahan, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, and Private Daniel A. Woods).

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 18 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6860966
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Boury (15 Jun 1830–5 Jul 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6860966, citing Parkersburg Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .