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Daniel G. Caldwell
Born (1842-06-01)June 1, 1842
Died April 15, 1917(1917-04-15) (aged 74)
Place of birth Marble Hill, Pennsylvania
Place of death Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Years of service August 28, 1862 to July 14, 1865
Rank Sergeant
Unit Pennsylvania Company H, 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Hatcher's Run
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Sergeant Daniel G. Caldwell (June 1, 1842 to April 15, 1917) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Caldwell received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Hatcher's Run in Virginia on 6 February 1865. He was honored with the award on 25 February 1865.[1][2][3]


Caldwell was born in Marble Hill, Pennsylvania on 1 June 1842. He enlisted into the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 28 August 1862. After earning the Medal of Honor he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant. He served until the end of the war when he was mustered out on 14 July 1865.

Caldwall died on 15 April 1917 and his remains are interred at the Mount Peace Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

In a mounted charge, dashed into center of the enemy's line and captured the colors of the 33rd North Carolina Infantry.[1][2]

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