12 April 2012

In Memory of JACOB PARROTT buried here.  Born July 17, 1843, in Fairfield County, Ohio.  Died December 22, 1908.  At 18 he enlisted in Company K, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was the youngest member of the famous Andrews Raid.  The raiders seized "The General" locomotive at Big Shanty, Georgia, April 12, 1862.  Captured and later exchanged, Parrott was the first recipient of the Medal of Honor, March 25, 1863.

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