Jacob Parrott Photo

Jacob Parrott

Born: Jul 17, 1843

Death: Dec 22, 1908

Birthplace: Fairfield County

Nationality: United States

Jacob Parrott

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1843
Date of Death : Dec 22, 1908
Birth Place : Fairfield County

Jacob Wilson Parrott was the first recipient of the Medal of Honor, a new military award first presented by the United States Department of War to six Union Army soldiers who participated in the Great Locomotive Chase in 1862 during the American Civil War.

Awards Won

  • Medal of Honor
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