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Southgate in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

William H. Horsfall

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2000
1. William H. Horsfall Marker
Inscription.  One of youngest Kentuckians to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the Civil War is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Horsfall, born in Newport, 1847, was a drummer in Company G, First Ky. Infantry (USA). Medal was awarded for saving the life of a wounded officer lying between the lines during combat at Corinth, Mississippi, May 21, 1862. This war hero died in 1922. (Marker Number 1867.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 21, 1847.
 
Location. 39° 4.164′ N, 84° 28.122′ W. Marker is in Southgate, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is on Alexandria Pike (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Evergreen Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Alexandria Pike, Newport KY 41071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Congressmen Buried in Evergreen (a few steps from this marker); Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire (approx. 0.6 miles away); Samuel Woodfill
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Thomas Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ft. Thomas Army Post / Rock of Chickamauga (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brent Spence (1874-1967) (approx. 1.3 miles away); Highland United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southgate.
 
More about this marker. William H. Horsfall is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Section 15-GAR, Grave 72
 
Regarding William H. Horsfall. Medal of Honor Citation:
HORSFALL, WILLIAM H.
Rank and organization. Drummer, Company G, 1st Kentucky Infantry. Place and date: At Corinth, Miss., 21 May 1862. Entered service at : ------. Birth: Campbell County, Ky. Date of issue: 17 August 1895. Citation: Saved the life of a wounded officer lying between the lines.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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