Richmond in Madison County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Medal of Honor Winners
Pvt. William M. Harris and Pvt. Thomas W. Stivers were born in 1850 in Madison Co., Ky. Pvt. George D. Scott was born 1850 in Garrard Co., Ky. These three individuals joined Capt. Thomas B. Weir's Co. D, 7th U.S. Cavalry. They served in the Battle of Little Big Horn, Montana, under the command of General George Armstrong Custer.
At great risk, Privates Harris, Stivers, and Scott voluntarily took water to the wounded under fire of the enemy at the Battle of Little Big Horn. After discharge, they received Congressional Medal of Honor in 1878. Both Pvt. Harris and Pvt. Stivers are buried in Madison Co., Ky. Pvt. Scott's final resting place remains unknown.
Erected 1999 by Kentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2030.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
Location. 37° 44.692′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cassius Marcellus Clay (here, next to this marker); Battle of Richmond (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory Of The Fallen Union And Confederate Soldiers (about 700 feet away); In Memory Of The Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madison County Courthouse 1862 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Freeman Miller (approx. 0.3 miles away); County Named, 1786 / County Formed (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . . Congressional Medal of Honor Society. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,138 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on February 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 5, 6. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.