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Charles E. Capehart
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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Born in 1833, he earned the Medal of Honor 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. 

Citation:

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.

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Charles Capehart
Photo by Michael Patterson

CC Capehart Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, January 2006
 

CAPEHART, CHARLES E
LT COL   US ARMY
CIVIL WAR
DATE OF DEATH: 07/11/1911
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2033-WS 
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


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CE Capehart Gravesite PHOTO October 2007

Louise Capehart Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photos By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007