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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Charles E Capehart

  • Rank: Major (Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st West Virginia Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 4, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Monterey Mountain, Pennsylvania, USA

While commanding the regiment, Capehart charged down the mountain side at midnight, in a heavy rain, upon the enemy's fleeing wagon train. Many wagons were captured and destroyed and many prisoners taken.

Medal of Honor Recipient Charles E. Capehart
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles E. Capehart
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 7, 1898
  • Born: 1833, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, PA, United States
  • Died: July 11, 1911, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (3-2033), Arlington, VA, United States

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