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CAPEHART, CHARLES

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While commanding the regiment, Capehart 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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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Major (highest rank: Lieutenant Colonel) 1st West Virginia Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1863 Conemaugh Township, Pennsylvania

Citation

While commanding the regiment, Capehart 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.