Capt. Allyn K. Capron, Sr.

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Capt. Allyn K. Capron, Sr.

Birthplace: FL, United States
Death: September 18, 1898 (52)
Fort Myer, Arlington County, VA, United States
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington County, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Erastus Allyn Capron and Harriet Read Fanning Capron
Husband of Agnes Capron
Father of Capt. Allyn Kissam Capron, Jr.; Pvt. James K. Capron; George Capron; Col. Paul Allyn Capron, USMC and Col. Webster Allyn Capron
Brother of Carrie Porter

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About Capt. Allyn K. Capron, Sr.,_Sr.

Allyn Capron (1846–1898), was a Captain in the United States Army.

Life before the Spanish-American War

Capron was born in 1846 to Harriet and Erastus A. Capron. 1847 brought the death of Erastus in the Mexican-American War. Upon reaching age, Allyn was nominated by a U.S. Congressman to enroll, like his father before him, into the U.S. Military Academy.

After graduating from the Academy, Capron became a lieutenant and then a captain in the Artillery and Signal Corps. Capron became a well-known artillery officer in the Regular Army. He served in the Sioux Wars, for which he received official commendation in 1891 and in times of peace in California, Utah, Illinois, Virginia, and Florida, until the U.S. went to war with Spain in 1898.

Capron accompanied his artillery battery of General William R. Shafter's American corps that landed in Cuba. His son, Captain Allyn Kissam Capron, was a troop commander of the Rough Riders. During an early battle, the younger Capron was killed.

Capron's battery arrived at the front soon and the captain commanded his artillerymen throughout the Siege of Santiago. However, Capron contracted typhoid fever during the campaign and obtained leave of absence. He died near his home of his ailment.

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Capt. Allyn K. Capron, Sr.'s Timeline

August 27, 1846
FL, United States
August 18, 1884
Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, United States
September 9, 1886
September 18, 1898
Age 52
Fort Myer, Arlington County, VA, United States
Arlington, Arlington County, VA, United States