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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 18/01/1841 Ohio. d. 03/11/1923 Pasco, Washington.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 26/05 - 02/06/1863 Duck River, Tennessee.

 

Barrick was born in Ohio but grew up in Minnesota. Barrick, along with his wife, Sarah Ann Strang Barrick, enlisted into the Union Army in 1861. His wife became a nurse in the Union Army. Barrick enlisted at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 25 October 1861, joining Company H of the Minnesota 3rd Infantry and attained the rank of corporal. It was while he was in the company that he was scouting along the Duck River in Tennessee between May and June 1863. He captured two members of the Confederate army and held them captive for eight days. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on 3 March 1917 for this act.

 

Barrick mustered out at the conclusion of the Duck River event but later re-enlisted on 31 December 1863 where he was subsequently promoted to second lieutenant on 10 July 1864, commanding a black platoon in the 57th regiment of the U.S. Colored Infantry. He was discharged a few months later, on 15 October 1864 due to a disability.

 

After the war he was involved in the fur trade in Suquamish, Kitsap County, where he had relocated in 1909. He again moved to Pasco in 1912 where he later died on 3 November 1923. He was initially buried in an unmarked grave in the Pasco City Cemetery in Pasco, Washington. His remains were later exhumed in February 2000 and interred at Section 8, Grave 108 at the Tahoma National Cemetery.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While on a scout captured single-handed 2 desperate Confederate guerrilla officers who were together and well armed at the time.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: TAHOMA NATIONAL CEMETERY, KENT, WASHINGTON.

Section 8, Site 108

Jesse T Barrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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