b. 01/06/1842 Marble Hill, Pennsylvania. d. 15/04/1917 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/02/1865 Hatcher’s Farm, Virginia.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company H, 13th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry on August 28, 1862, and served with his unit at that rank in the field for the next two and a half years. On February 6, 1865, at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, he performed an act of bravery that would garner him the CMOH. His citation for that award reads “In a mounted charge, Caldwell dashed into the center of the enemy’s line and captured the colors of the 33rd North Carolina Infantry”. Captured during the war, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company E on March 29, 1865. He served until he was honorably discharged on July 14, 1865. His Medal was awarded to him on February 25, 1865.
In a mounted charge, dashed into center of the enemy’s line and captured the colors of the 33rd North Carolina Infantry.
BURIAL LOCATION: MOUNT PEACE CEMETERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SECTION H, LOT 105
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.