William H. Horsfall
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Born: March 3, 1847(1847-03-03)
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Died: October 22, 1922 (aged 75)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Drummer
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Unit: 1st Kentucky Infantry
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Battles: American Civil War
Awards: Medal of Honor
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William H. Horsfall (March 3, 1847 – October 22, 1922) was one of the youngest men to receive the Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. He was born in 1847, in Newport, Kentucky. Horsfall was a 15 year old drummer in Co. G, 1st Kentucky Infantry. The medal was awarded for saving the life of a wounded officer during the Siege of Corinth on May 21, 1862.

Horsfall was later commander of William Nelson Post GAR of Newport. He died on October 22, 1922 in Newport and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Kentucky.

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Rank and organization. Drummer, Company G, 1st Kentucky Infantry. Place and date: At Corinth, Miss., May 21, 1862. Entered service at : ------. Birth: Campbell County, Ky. Date of issue: August 17, 1895.

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Saved the life of a wounded officer lying between the lines.

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