PARSONS, JOEL - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company B, 4th West Virginia Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Mason City, W. Va.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   16 August 1894

Citation:   Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."

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)