Harry Jeremiah Parks – Captain, United States Army

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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.

Citation:

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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