PARKS, HARRY JEREMIAH - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company A, 9th New York Cavalry. Place and date: At Cedar Creek, Va., 19 October 1864.

Entered service at:   Orangeville, N.Y. Born: 24 February 1848, Orangeville, N.Y.

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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)