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.
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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