b. 07/06/1850 Washington DC. d. 21/10/1930 Atlantic City, New Jersey.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/01/1891 White River, South Dakota.
Cheever was appointed as second lieutenant of the 6th Cavalry Regiment in August 1876, and was promoted to first lieutenant in December 1881. He was promoted to Captain in March 1893, and served as an inspector general of US Volunteers during the Spanish-American War, serving in the Philippines. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at White River, South Dakota on January 1, 1891. His citation reads “Headed the advance across White River partly frozen, in a spirited movement to the effective assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry”. His Medal was issued to him on April 25, 1891. In September 1902, he was promoted to major in the 8th Cavalry Regiment, but returned to his old regiment half a year later, and continued serving until his retirement with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1910. He was later advanced to colonel on the retired list.
Headed the advance across White River partly frozen, in a spirited movement to the effective assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
SECTION 1 LOT 421
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.