|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1864|
John E. Horth was born in Hamilton County, Ohio. On 10 September 1850, the 19-year-old John, who is described as a laborer, was living in District No. 2, Petersburg, Boone County, KY along with Sarah Horth (age 9) and Susan Williamson (age 25) and Mary C. Williamson (age 1). On the census document, 26-year-old James McDaniel of Ohio, who was one of the recipients of Horth's Civil War letters, is residing nearby with other members of the Williamson family.
In 1860, Horth resided in Petersburg, Boone, KY at the home of John Schram, a tavern keeper, and his family. It is likely that the Schrams took in boarders as the list of names on the census report includes not only the Schrams and their 5 children, but also 11 men, each with a different last name, whose ages range from 19 to 35. It is in the Schram household that we first make a connection between John E. Horth and Thomas Giblin, whom John Horth talks about in his Civil War letters. Twenty-two-year-old Thomas, from Ireland, is one of the residents in the Schram household.
Horth enlisted in the U.S. Army on 17 October 1861 at Newport Barracks (Campbell County), KY and served the Union as a member of Company A, of the 23rd Regiment of the Kentucky Volunteer infantry. His military papers record the following information: he enlisted at age 28 and was 5' 7 ½" tall, with dark brown eyes and black hair. His civilian occupation at the time of his enlistment was as a cooper.
Private Horth was wounded at the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge (Georgia) on the 9th of May, 1864 at Rocky Face Ridge, GA. He died on 23 May 1864 at Chattanooga, TN as a result of that gunshot wound. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery in Tennessee.His grave is located in Section D, Site 12281.
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Plot: D, 12281
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John E Horth, Co A 23rd Kentucky. Died at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 23, 1864, as a result of a gun shot wound received at battle of Rocky Face Ridge, Ga., May 9, 1864... Enlisted Oct. 17, 1861, at Newport Barracks, Ky. Age 28; height 5'7 1/2"; Complexion Da...(Read more)|
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John Horth (not Horthan) was a young soldier from Boone County, KY. He was a private in the Union Army during the Civil War. He served in the 23rd Kentucky Regiment, Company A, Smith's Division.|
Added: Apr. 26, 2009