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

Horace Capron Jr.

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    8th Illinois Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: June 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chickahominy & Ashland, Virginia, USA
Gallantry in action.
Medal of Honor Recipient Horace Capron Jr.
Medal of Honor Recipient Horace Capron Jr.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 27, 1865
  • Born: 1840, Laurel, Prince George's County, MD, United States
  • Died: February 6, 1864, NC, United States
  • Buried: Springdale Cemetery (MH) (Prospect Hill Sec.82), Peoria, IL, United States

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