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Horace Capron
Birth: Aug. 31, 1804
Attleboro
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1885
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was called upon to establish and later to lead, an Illinois cavalry regiment. Appointed as Colonel of the 14th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, he was the oldest cavalry officer in the Union Army. Seeing action in a number of battles, he was wounded on August 3, 1864, at Athens, Georgia. Due to his injury he left active service and for merit was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. His son, Horace Capron Jr. a Medal of Honor recipient, was killed in action February 6, 1864. After returning to Illinois, he was again called upon by the government in 1867, to serve as Commissioner of Agriculture for the United States Government. In 1871, he resigned from that post to lead a team of experts to assist Japan in agricultural reforms and in opening up the island of Hokkaido to colonization. Leaving Japan in 1875, he returned to Washington D.C. where he continued working on behalf of the Japanese and U.S. agriculture interests until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Seth Capron (1762 - 1835)
  Eunice Mann Capron (1767 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa Victoria Snowden Capron (1811 - 1849)*
 
 Children:
  Nicholas Snowden Capron (1835 - 1836)*
  Adeline Capron (1837 - 1854)*
  Horace Capron (1840 - 1864)*
  Albert Banfield Capron (1841 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth Snowden Capron Mayo (1843 - 1880)*
  Osmond Tiffany Capron (1845 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Newton Mann Capron (1791 - 1858)*
  Bebe Mann Capron (1795 - 1796)*
  John Milton Capron (1797 - 1860)*
  Seth Makepeace Capron (1799 - 1878)*
  Horace Capron (1804 - 1885)
  Louisa Kirwan Capron Thiers (1814 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Henry Crescent, Lot 360 East
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 23, 2004
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