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Charles Malone Betts
Birth: Aug. 9, 1838
Warminster
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1905
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil war as Colonel and commander of the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH while Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment for his bravery at Greensboro, North Carolina on April 19, 1865. His citation reads "With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry". His Medal was awarded to him on October 10, 1892. His feat was the last action of the Civil War to merit a Medal of Honor. He was one of six 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Sergeant Everett W. Anderson, Private John G. Bourke, Colonel William J. Palmer, 1st Lieutenant Anthony Taylor, and Private John Tweedale). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Betts (1804 - 1901)
  Sarah C Malone Betts (1810 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa G. Hance Betts (1843 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Franklin Betts (1867 - 1927)*
  William Taylor Betts (1870 - 1936)*
  Charles Lancaster Betts (1872 - 1950)*
  John Henderson Betts (1877 - 1902)*
  Caroline Lancaster Betts Heacock (1880 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rachel L Betts (1835 - 1839)*
  Charles Malone Betts (1838 - 1905)
  Edward T Betts (1841 - 1890)*
  B. Franklin Betts (1845 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Woodlawn Section, Lot 21
 
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Record added: Oct 11, 2000
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 9, 2016
GOD Bless you COL BETTS and thank you for your Civil War Service. You are hero to have fought in, and survived our worst war. From another war vet (RVN) to you comrade, rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 18, 2016

- David Green
 Added: Nov. 20, 2015
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