Charles Heath Heyl – Colonel, United States Army

Born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1849, he was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving as Second Lieutenant, 23rd U.S. Infantry, near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska, April 28, 1876. The Medal was actually issued to him on October 26, 1897.

He died on October 12, 1926 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His son, Charles H. Heyl, Lieutenant Colonel, District of Columbia, who was born on November 17, 1901 and who served with the 3rd Military Governmental Regiment in World War II, was buried with him after his death on March 13, 1960.


Charles Heath Heyl of Pennsylvania
Appointed from New Jersey, Second Lieutenant, 23rd U. S. Infantry, 1 October 1873;
First Lieutenant, 20 Mar 1882;
Regimental adjutant, 1 April 1890 to 18 April 1891;
Major, Assistant Adjutant General, 19 May 1898;
Major, Inspector General, 8 July 1898;
Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, 30 September to 19 December 1899;
Lieutenant Colonel, Inspector General, USA, 19 December 1899;
Colonel, Inspector General, 23 July 1902:
Breveted First Lieutenant, 27 February 1890 for gallant service in action against hostile Indians on the south side of the Verde River, Arizona, 24 May 1874 and
gallantry in action against hostile Indians near Grace Creek, Nebraska, 28 April 1876; Awarded Medal of Honor 26 October 1897 for most distinguished gallantry in action near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska, 28 April 1876 while in command of a small scouting party in charging with three men upon six Indians who were entrenched upon a hilltop while serving as Second Lieutenant, 23rd U.S. Infantry.


HEYL, CHARLES H.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 23d U.S. Infantry. Place and date: Near Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska, 28 April 1876. Entered service at: Camden, New Jersey. Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Date of issue: 26 October 1897.

Citation:

Voluntarily, and with most conspicuous gallantry, charged with 3 men upon 6 Indians who were entrenched upon a hillside.


HEYL, CHARLES H

  • COL USA RET NY
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/12/1926
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W-W  SITE LOT 135
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HEYL, DELPHINE TURNER W/O EDWARD M

  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/06/1902
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION WESTE  SITE LOT 135-
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
    WIFE OF CH HEYL AND WIDOW OF EM HEYL
  • COL US ARMY RETD

HEYL, CHARLES H

  • LT COL CAC DET G 236TH 3RD MIL GOVT REGT U S A
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/17/1901
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/13/1960
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/21/1960
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 135-B E
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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