William H Horsfall


Submitted by Terry Baer
 

Birth: 3 Mar 1847 in Newport, Kentucky
Death:  22 Oct 1922
  
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.

 Buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.
 

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