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Jesse T. Barrick – My Great Grandfather

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Jesse T. Barrick
My Great Grandfather
Metal of Valor Recipient

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of The Congress the Medal of Honor to:  Jesse T. Barrick
for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: 
While on a scout captured single-handed 2 desperate Confederate guerrilla officers who were together and well armed at the time.

Rank and organization: Corporal, Company H, 3d Minnesota Infantry
18 January 1841, Columbiana County, Ohio
G.O. No. / Date of issue: 3 March 1917
Other Information (if given):
Place and date: Near Duck River, Tenn., 26 May-2 June 1863. Entered service at: Ft. Snelling, Rice County, Minn.

I was born James Larry Barrick, but was adopted when Mom remarried, so my last name changed to Schuett.

It was about 10 years ago, when I received from my Father (Harry Jesse Barrick) the Metal of Valor he’d kept for years.  Before then, I knew nothing of my great grandfather, and even then, only knew his name, a date, and had the metal. 

Yesterday, I chanced to enter Jesse T Barrick into the internet, and was amazed at all the info now available on him, including his reburial with honors in a National Cemetery.  I was so pleased to have this new info, his story, and pictures of his headstone. 

Thank you all who helped “find” him, and provide him his rightful place among those who also served their country.

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