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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Samuel Darrough / Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
John Samuel Darrough Marker (Side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
1. John Samuel Darrough Marker (Side 1)
Inscription.

Side 1
John Samuel Darrough
Born in Maysville on April 6, 1841. His family moved to Iroquois Co., Illinois in 1852. He enlisted in 1862 and served in Co. F, 113th Illinois Infantry where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on Feb. 5, 1895. The citation read: “Saved the life of a captain.” He died on August 14, 1920.
Presented by V.F.W. Post 2734 & Ladies Auxiliary


Side 2
Medal of Honor Recipient
John S. Darrough received the highest military award for his actions on the Tennessee River at Eastport, MS. during the Civil War. On Oct. 10, 1864, while trying to dismantle bridge & railroad tracks, his regiment was attacked by a Confederate battery. Retreating under heavy fire, Darrough spotted a helpless comrade & rescued him.
 Presented by George Mason Chapter KYSSAR
 
Erected 2010 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2319.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.825′ N, 83° 45.759′ W. Marker
Medal of Honor Recipient Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
2. Medal of Honor Recipient Marker
is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is at the intersection of Limestone Street and East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on Limestone Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Limestone Street, Maysville KY 41056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William G. Kenton (1941-1981) (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Colter (ca. 1775-1813) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mason County Spy Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Trace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Limestone Landing (about 300 feet away); La Fayette's Visit to Maysville (about 300 feet away); Front Street Maysville, 1850 (about 300 feet away); Underground Rail Road (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Maysville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on John S. Darrough. (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Area photo of Limestone Street & East 2nd Street intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
3. Area photo of Limestone Street & East 2nd Street intersection.
View south from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 10, 2015
4. View south from marker.
The local newspaper The Ledger Independent across the street from marker. Simon Kenton Bridge over the Ohio further back.
John Samuel Darrough image. Click for full size.
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5. John Samuel Darrough
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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