BETTS, CHARLES M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Lieutenant Colonel, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Greensboro, N.C., 19 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Philadelphia, Pa.

Birth:   Bucks County, Pa.

Date of issue:   10 October 1892.

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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)