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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Heroism at Little Big Horn / Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit Marker
Inscription.  
Heroism at Little Big Horn
Co. H, Seventh U.S. Cavalry, was taking heavy losses at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Intense fire from nearly all sides led to more wounded and a critical need for water. Otto Voit and three other soldiers stood exposed on a hilltop for 20 minutes, taking fire and covering for others who crossed open ground for water.
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Dept. of Kentucky

Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit
Saddler Voit received the Medal of Honor Oct. 5, 1878 for valor at Little Big Horn. He served for another two decades and rose to the rank of Saddler Sergeant. After his discharge, Voit settled in Louisville. A German immigrant, Voit became a U.S. citizen in 1902. He died in 1906 and rests in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.
Chapter 146, Military Order of the Purple Heart

 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2554.)
 
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Heroism at Little Big Horn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Heroism at Little Big Horn Marker
list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.226′ N, 85° 44.92′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Preston Street and Rawlings Street, on the right when traveling south on South Preston Street. Marker is at entrance to St. Stephens Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1808 South Preston Street, Louisville KY 40217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grotto & Garden of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. half a mile away); Louisville Girls High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Red Cross Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anne M. Braden (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Rufus E. Clement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Eleanor Young Love (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Otto Voit (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Heroism at Little Big Horn / Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Heroism at Little Big Horn / Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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