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

Charles Malone Betts

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    15th Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 19, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles M. Betts
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles M. Betts
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 10, 1892
  • Born: August 9, 1838, Bucks County, PA, United States
  • Died: November 10, 1905, Germantown, PA, United States
  • Buried: West Laurel Hill Cemetery (MH) (Woodlawn-22-4), Bala-Cynwyd, PA, United States

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