Charles E. Capehart
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
in 1833, he earned the during the Civil War
while serving as Major, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry at Monterey
Mountain, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1863, following the Battle of Gettysburg.
He died on July 11, 1911 and was buried in
Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
CAPEHART, CHARLES E.
Rank and organization: Major, 1st West Virginia Cavalry. Place and date: At Monterey Mountain, Pa., 4 July 1863. Entered service at: Washington, D.C. Born: 1883, Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Date of issue: 7 April 1898.
While commanding the regiment, 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.
Photo by Michael Patterson
CAPEHART, CHARLES E
Photos By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007