William H Horsfall

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

Death:  22 October 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.

Return to Military Index