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b. 23/08/1840 Jackson County, West Virginia. d. 10/11/1919 Columbus, Ohio.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/05/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company B, 4th West Virginia Infantry, Union Army. At the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on May 22, 1863, Private Parsons as a volunteer of a storming party was at the head of his attacking force on a Confederate strong point.

 

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For bravery in the face of the enemy

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNION CEMETERY, COLUMBUS, OHIO.

Old Cemetery, Old Section, Lot 273, Space 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joel Parsons

PARSONS JOEL GRAVE