CAPEHART, CHARLES E. - Medal of Honor Recipient


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, Pa.

Date of issue:   7 April 1898.

Citation:   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.

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)