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Cavenaugh, Harry G. - Capt.

Capt. H. G. Cavenaugh

Capt. Harry G. Cavenaugh of the Thirteenth United States Infantry, who is reported wounded in the left hip in Friday's battle, was born in Pennsylvania and began his military record as Corporal in the Delaware Volunteer Infantry on Sept. 2, 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 May 19, 1869. He was assigned to the Thirteenth Infantry on March 30, 1870. He was made a First Lieutenant on Sept. 4, 1871, and was advanced to the Captaincy of Company I of the Thirteenth in August, 1884.

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1898, Sketches of the Lives of Some of the Leaders Who Dared the Foe in Cuba and Were Shot Down.



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