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Jacob Parrott

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    33d Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 5, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Georgia, USA

One of 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Medal of Honor Recipient Jacob Parrott
Medal of Honor Recipient Jacob Parrott
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Kenton, Hardin County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 25, 1863

    Washington, D.C., presented by Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton

  • Born: July 17, 1843, Fairfield County, OH, United States
  • Died: December 22, 1908, Buck, OH, United States
  • Buried: Grove Cemetery (MH), Kenton, OH, United States
  • Location of Medal: West Point Museum (1863 design), West Point, NY ; Hardin County Museums (1904 design), Kenton, OH

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