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.
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.
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
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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