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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Joel Parsons

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    4th West Virginia Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

Medal of Honor Recipient Joel Parsons
Medal of Honor Recipient Joel Parsons
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Mason City, Mason County, West Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 16, 1894
  • Born: August 23, 1840, Jackson County, WV, United States
  • Died: November 10, 1919, Columbus, OH, United States
  • Buried: Union Cemetery (MH) (273-1), Columbus, OH, United States

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