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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 37° 44.692′ N, 84° 17.366′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Kentucky, in Madison County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 25), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located just inside the entrance to the Richmond Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond KY 40475, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Cassius Marcellus Clay (here, next to this marker); Battle of Richmond (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); James B. McCreary Hall of Justice (approx. half a mile away); Frances E. Beauchamp / Prohibition Advocate (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Medal of Honor Recipients. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Congressional Medal of Honor Society. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
Categories. • Heroes • Military • Native Americans • Notable Persons • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,042 times since then and 22 times this year. 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. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.