Daniel G. Caldwell

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Daniel G. Caldwell
Born (1842-06-01)June 1, 1842
Marble Hill, Pennsylvania
Died April 15, 1917(1917-04-15) (aged 74)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service August 28, 1862 to July 14, 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company H, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Hatcher's Run
Awards Medal of Honor

Sergeant Daniel G. Caldwell (June 1, 1842 to April 15, 1917) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Caldwell received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Hatcher's Run in Virginia on 6 February 1865. He was honored with the award on 25 February 1865.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Caldwell was born in Marble Hill, Pennsylvania on 1 June 1842. He enlisted in the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 28 August 1862. After earning the Medal of Honor he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant. He served until the end of the war when he was mustered out on 14 July 1865.

Caldwall died on 15 April 1917 and his remains are interred at Mount Peace Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

In a mounted charge, dashed into center of the enemy's line and captured the colors of the 33rd North Carolina Infantry.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Daniel G. Caldwell". Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 24 November 2013.