Col. (USA), Harry G Cavenaugh

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Col. (USA), Harry G Cavenaugh

Death: July 18, 1919 (75)
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Cornelia Cavenaugh
Father of Col. Harry LaTourrette Cavenaugh; William Cavenaugh and Marie Cavenaugh

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About Col. (USA), Harry G Cavenaugh

  • Harry Gibbons Cavenaugh of Pennsylvania
  • Appointed from Delaware, Private, Corporal and Sergeant, 1st Delaware Infantry, 2 September 1861 to 25 July 1864
  • First Lieutenant, 1st Delaware Veteran Infantry, 26 July 1864
  • Captain, 26 December 1864
  • Honorably mustered out 12 July 1865
  • Second Lieutenant, 37th U. S. Infantry, 28 July 1866
  • Transferred to the 5th U. S. Infantry, 19 May 1869
  • Unassigned, 5 June 1869
  • Assigned to the 13th U. S. Infantry, 31 March 1870
  • First Lieutenant, 4 September 1871
  • Captain, 16 August 1884
  • Major, 17 September 1898
  • Retired, 16 September 1899

Spanish-American War Report:

Captain Harry G. Cavenaugh of the Thirteenth United States Infantry, who is reported wounded in the left hip in Friday's battle (Santiago, Cuba), was born in Pennsylvania and began his military career as Corporal in the Delaware Volunteer Infantry on September 1, 1861, and was almost immediately made a Sergeant. He was commissioned First Lieutenant in the Thirteenth July 26, 1864.

Six months later he was promoted to a Captaincy. On July 12, 1865, he was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service. On July 28, 1866, he was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Thirty-seventh United States Infantry and was transferred to the Fifth Infantry on May 19, 1869. He was assigned to the Thirteenth Infantry on March 30, 1870. He was made a First Lieutenant on September, 1871, and was advanced to the Captaincy of Company I of the Thirteenth in August 1884.

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Col. (USA), Harry G Cavenaugh's Timeline

July 23, 1843
January 8, 1872
Fort Douglas, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
July 18, 1919
Age 75
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA