William Horton,
White Plains soldier

First-hand memories of the Civil War continued into the twentieth century. William Horton, son of Eliza Horton, lived to be White Plains' oldest commuter. Horton fought with the 6th NY Heavy Artillery for three years. After the war, he worked for the United States Treasury for 57 years. Near the end of that time, a local newspaper spoke to him about his life, although by then his years of commuting were of more interest than his service to the Union.



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