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Attleboro in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

Everett Southworth Horton

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By Bryan Simmons, June 2013
1. Everett Southworth Horton Marker
Inscription. Everett Southworth Horton Born June 15th 1836 - Died June 3 1911

Major Everett Southworth Horton was born in Attleborough Mass. on June 15, 1836. He attended public schools until the age of sixteen, when he began working in his father's store, where he eventually became the owner. He operated the business successfully until April of 1862, when he sold it and enlisted in the Army. Horton served in many famous Civil War battles including, The Battle of the Wilderness, The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, The Battle of Cold Harbor and The Battle of Petersburg. During this time, Horton attained the rank of Major. He was commanding the 58th regiment when he was captured and taken prisoner on September 30, 1864 during the battle of Poplar Springs Church. He spent five days at Libby Prison in Richmond, Va., before he was sent to the Confederate prisons in Salisbury N.C. and Danville Va. He was sent back to Libby in January 1865, where he remained until his release in February of that year.

After the war, Major Horton returned to Attleboro where he became a partner in the Horton Angell Jewelry Co. He became Chairman of the Attleboro Board of Selectman and later served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate. Major Horton was one of the founders of the Attleboro Public Library and the Attleboro
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2013
2. Everett Southworth Horton Marker
Trust Co. His portrait hangs in the library's reading room. He was also keenly interested in veteran affairs as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and head of its Attleboro Post. Never forgetting the horror and cruelty of the POW camps, Maj. Horton was determined to memorialize those who suffered and perished.

In 1899, as head of an ex-POW group, he was instrumental in petitioning the Massachusetts Legislature to erect a monument on the site of the Andersonville Ga. prison, in memory of the 767 Massachusetts soldiers that died there during the war. He was included in the memorial's planning commission and attended the dedication ceremony in 1901.

Everett Southworth Horton passed away on June 3, 1911 at the age of 74.

The City of Attleboro dedicates this facility in memory and in honor of Everett Southworth Horton, Civil War Hero, Business Man and Civic Leader.
Erected 2013 by City of Attleboro.
Location. 41° 57.081′ N, 71° 16.572′ W. Marker is in Attleboro, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is at the intersection of Kendall Ave and Angell St, on the right when traveling west on Kendall Ave. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Attleboro MA 02703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Everett Southworth Horton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, June 2013
3. Everett Southworth Horton Marker
distance of this marker. Major Thomas J. Deegan Memorial Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memory of the Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial Common (approx. half a mile away); Charles O. Fiske Square (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Mullaney Twins Memorial Parking Area (approx. 0.7 miles away); L.G. Balfour Company WWII Marker (approx. 0.7 miles away); Angell Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Alfred Johnson and John B. Morin (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Attleboro.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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