Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Jesse Barrick

Jesse T. Barrick

Representing: Union

Jesse Barrick
Soldier History

Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. Entered the service at Fort Snelling, Rice County, Minnesota and served as a Corporal in Company H, 3rd Minnesota Infantry. While on scout patrol May 26 to June 2, 1863 near Duck River in Tennessee, he came across two Confederate guerrilla officers. They were more heavily armed than he, but he was able to capture them and hold them until he could get back to his unit. His citation was issued on March 3, 1917. Originally buried in Pasco Cemetery, on February 16, 2000 his remains were reburied with full military honors at the state's only national cemetery. This event marked the first time a Civil War veteran or a Medal of Honor recipient has been interred there.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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Family History

Jesse T. Barrick Famous memorial

18 Jan 1841
Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
3 Nov 1923 (aged 82)
Pasco, Franklin County, Washington, USA
Kent, King County, Washington, USA Show Map
Section 8, Site 108
Memorial ID
Barrick was born in Ohiobut grew up
in Minnesota.Barrick, along with his wife, Sarah
Ann Strang Barrick, enlisted into theUnion
Armyin 1861. His wife became a nurse in the Union
Army. Barrick enlisted atFort 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 theDuck Riverin Tennessee
bet ween May and June 1863. He captured t wo
members of theConfederate armyand 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 December
31, 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 inSuquamish,Kitsap
County,Washington, where he had relocated in 1909.He again moved toPascoin
1912 where he later died on 3 November 1923. He was initially buried in an
unmarked grave in the Pasco City Cemetery in Pasco. His remains were later exhumed
in February 2000and interred at Section 8, Grave 108 at theTahoma National
Cemetery. The cemetery's traffic circle is named after Barrick.


Buried at Tahoma National Cemetery
Row: Section 8, Site 108

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