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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 03/03/1847 Newport, Kentucky.  d. 22/10/1922 Newport, Kentucky.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/05/1862 Corinth, Mississippi.

 

He was born in 1847, in Newport, Kentucky. He enlisted as a drummer in Company G, 1st Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, on December 31, 1861, at age 14. Horsfall performed his act of heroism as a 15-year-old drummer in Co. G, 1st Kentucky Infantry. The medal was awarded for saving the life of a wounded officer during the Siege of Corinth on May 21, 1862.

 

Horsfall was later commander of William Nelson Post GAR of Newport.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Saved the life of a wounded officer lying between the lines.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, SOUTHGATE, KENTUCKY.

Section GAR {15}, Grave 72

William H Horsfall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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