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PARKS, HENRY

parks henry j

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 three more wagons and drivers.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Captain) Company A, 9th New York Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1864 Orangeville, Wyoming County, New York

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 three more wagons and drivers.