William E. Horton – Major, United States Army

William E. Horton of Connecticut

Appointed from Connecticut, Sergeant and First Sergeant, Company H, 11th Conncticut Volunteer Infantry, 16 December 1861 to 9 April 1864
First Lieutenant, 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, 9 April 1864
Resigned 5 October 1864
First Lieutenant, 8th United States Veteran Volunteers, 22 March 1865
Breveted Captain and Major of Volunteers, 13 March 1865, for meritorious and distinguished service at the battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, 3 June 1864
Cashiered, 2 February 1866
First Lieutenant, 41st United States Infantry, 12 June 1867
Transferred to the 24th United States Infantry, 11 November 1869
Unassigned 16 November 1870
Honorably mustered out 1 January 1871

On his death, Major Horton was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Josephine Julia Clarke Horton (25 April 1849-4 December 1922) is buried with him.  His son, William Edward Horton, Brigadier General, United States Army, is buried in an adjacent gravesite.


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