29 April 2007

Medal of Honor: J. Parrott


Private, Company K, 33d Ohio Infantry

Born: 17 July 1843, Fairfield County, Ohio
Died: 22 December 1908, Kenton, Ohio

Citation: One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who [in April, 1862], by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell) 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 tracks between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Note: This was the first Medal of Honor presented.

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