Hidden Gems

Brigadier General William E. Horton Medals

To Commemorate the centenary of the United States entry into World War I, this page has been created to showcase Brigadier General Williams E. Horton and a selection of the medals awarded to him for his services during the war.  You may find the entire collection in our Fogg Room on the second floor of the Museum.

He was admitted to membership of the Society of the Cincinnati of New Hampshire in 1925, prior to his promotion to the rank of Brigadier General.  His military career saw him cited for gallantry at the Battle of San Juan Hill; commended for completing Fort McKinley; and awarded the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal for his services as Chief Quartermaster, Advance section, based in France from 1918 to 1920.  He received a total of 39 medals for his services at home and abroad.

When you have finished exploring the life and times of Brigadier General Horton, check out the Hidden Gem’s page for one of his predecessors Revolutionary War Quartermaster General Timothy Pickering who is also part of our story!

Biography of William E. Horton

Horton’s Medals