William H Horsfall
Submitted by Terry Baer
William H Horsefall was born 3 March 1847 in Newport Ky. the
son of Jonathan Thomas Horsfall and Elizabeth Ann McDowell
One of the youngest to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the
Civil War. He entered in the US Army from Fort Cox West Virginia, and was a 15 year old drummer in Co. C, First Kentucky Infantry. Medal
was awarded for saving the life of a wounded officer lying between the lines during combat at Corinth,
Mississippi, May 21, 1862.
Medal of Honor presented by the President of
the United States in the name of Congress August 17 1895.
Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.
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