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William H. Horsfall
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William H. Horsfall (March 3, 1847 – October 22, 1922) was one of the youngest men to receive the Medal of Honor during theAmerican Civil War. He was born in 1847, in Newport, Kentucky. Horsfall was 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.
 He died on October 22, 1922 in Newport and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Kentucky.
Original Army Medal of Honor
The President of the United States
in the name of
The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
to

HORSFALL, WILLIAM H.
Rank and Organization: Drummer, Company G, 1st Kentucky Infantry. Place and Date: At Corinth, Miss., 21 May 1862.  Birth: Campbell County, Ky. Date of Issue: 17 August 1895.
Citation:
Saved the life of a wounded officer lying between the lines.

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