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BETTS, CHARLES

betts charles

With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Citation

With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry.