of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CAPEHART, CHARLES E.
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:
1833, Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, Pa. Date of Issue: 7 April 1898.
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.
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