Born in Orangeville, New Jersey,on February 24, 1848 he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia, while serving as a Private, Company A, 9th New York Volunteer Cavalry.
He died on October 19, 1927 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
PARKS, HENRY JEREMIAH
Rank and organization: Private, Company A, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Virginia, 19 October 1864. Entered service at: Orangeville, New York. Born: 24 February 1848, Orangeville, New York. Date of issue: 26 October 1864.
While alone and in advance of his unit and attempting to cut off the retreat of a supply wagon, he fought and sent to flight a Confederate color bearer. After capturing the color bearer and leaving him in the rear, he returned to the front and captured 3 more wagons and drivers.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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