Col. Harry LaTourrette Cavenaugh

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Col. Harry LaTourrette Cavenaugh

Birthplace: Fort Douglas, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death: October 30, 1954 (82)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. (USA), Harry G Cavenaugh and Cornelia Cavenaugh
Husband of Julia Emily Cavenaugh and Anna Josepha Whitney
Father of LT Allen Annesley Cavenaugh; Harry Taylor Cavenaugh; Col Robert LaTourrette Cavenaugh, M.D and William Ferguson Cavenaugh
Brother of William Cavenaugh and Marie Cavenaugh

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About Col. Harry LaTourrette Cavenaugh

Son of Harry and Cornelia (LaTourette) Cavenaugh. Husband to Julia Taylor Cavenaugh.

  • Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Aug 18 2019, 3:30:31 UTC
  • DATE OF BIRTH: January 8, 1872
  • Fort Douglas, Utah
  • Guthrie, Oklahoma

Harry Cavenaugh graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1895. He retired as a U.S. Army Colonel.

Distinguished Service Cross

  • DURING World War I
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Colonel
  • Division: 91st Division, American Expeditionary Forces


The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Colonel (Infantry) Harry LaTourette Cavenaugh, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F., in the Argonne-Meuse offensive, Colonel Cavenaugh personally commanded his regiment after all the officers of his staff had been evacuated because of sickness or wounds. He continually exposed himself to terrific enemy fire, while leading and organizing broken units, and making reconnaissances of the front lines. On September 26th he personally led his command out of Cheppy Woods and thereafter kept his post of command in close contact with his fighting units.

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Col. Harry LaTourrette Cavenaugh's Timeline

January 8, 1872
Fort Douglas, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
September 18, 1900
Norwich, Chenango County, New York, USA
February 16, 1904
Fort Robinson, Dawes County, Nebraska, USA
July 25, 1905
Ft. Robinson, Dawes, Nebraska, United States
October 16, 1906
Fort Robinson, Dawes County, Nebraska, USA
October 30, 1954
Age 82
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA