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

Henry Capehart

  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    1st West Virginia Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Greenbrier River, West Virginia, USA
Saved, under fire, the life of a drowning soldier.
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Capehart
Medal of Honor Recipient Henry Capehart
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bridgeport, Belmont County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 12, 1895
  • Born: March 18, 1825, Johnstown, Cambria County, PA, United States
  • Died: April 15, 1895, Fargo, ND, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (1-140-A&B), Arlington, VA, United States

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