Thursday, April 25, 2013

Colonel William H. Worthington.

Colonel William H. Worthington.

5th., Iowa Infantry, Residence Lee County, Nativity Kentucky, Appointed Colonel July 15, 1861.  Shot by Federal picket while acting as general officer of the day, May 22, 1862, near Corinth, Mississppi.

From the 11th., Missouri Infantry, Regimental History.

It was in front of Corinth that Col. Worthington was killed.  He was doing duth on guard and the orders were very strict.  The sentinels were ordered to allow no one outside of the lines after night, he gave the order himself, and that night he was killed by one of his own men.  He belonged to the 5th., Iowa Infantry.

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