Richard Boury MOH

b. 15/06/1830 Monroe County, Ohio. d. 05/07/1914 Parkersburg, West Virginia.

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/03/1865 Charlottesville, Virginia.

Richard Boury MOH

Boury was born in Monroe County, Ohio on 15 July 1830. He enlisted into the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry at Wirt Courthouse in West Virginia. His Medal was awarded to him on March 26, 1865. He was one of fourteen 1st West Virginia Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private James F. Adams, Corporal Thomas Anderson, Lieutenant Wilmon W. Blackmar, Captain Hugh P. Boon, Major Charles E. Capehart, Colonel Henry Capehart, 1st Sergeant Francis M. Cunningham, Commissary Sergeant William Houlton, Private Archibald Rowand, Chief Bugler Charles Schorn, Corporal Emisire Shahan, Sergeant Levi Shoemaker, and Private Daniel A. Woods).

 

MOH CITATION:

Capture of flag.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PARKERSBURG MEMORIAL GARDENS, PARKERSBURG, VIRGINIA.

FIRST NEW ADDITION, LOT 388

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

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