Capron, Allyn Kissam, Jr., CPT

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Last Rank
Captain (Cavalry)
Last Service Branch
Last MOS Group
Branch Immaterial (Officer)
Primary Unit
1898-1898, 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
Service Years
1890 - 1898


Captain (Cavalry)

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Las Guasimas, Cuba

Casualty Date
Jun 24, 1898
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Spanish-American War/Battle of Las Guasimas
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 1, Site 289

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Spanish American War Fallen
  1898, Spanish American War Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
  1890-1893, 4th US Cavalry
  1893-1894, 5th Infantry Division
  1894-1898, HHT, 7th US Cavalry
  1898-1898, 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Las Guasimas
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Last Known Activity
Allyn K. Capron Jr. was the son of Captain Allyn K. Capron Sr..

Enlisted at Fort Myer, Virginia in 1890, as a surveyor at the time.  Appointed 2nd Lt. in 1893.

In 1898, in the War with Spain, Captain Capron Jr. was in command of Company L in the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, "The Rough Riders". He was killed in action at the ambush at Las Guasimas in the Cuban Campaign.

His father, Captain Allyn K. Capron Sr. died only weeks after the war's end, in a camp in New York of yellow fever that he contracted in Cuba. He served in the 1st US Artillery in the Cuban Campaign, 1898 Spanish American War.

In 192. Lt.  Capron's widow was posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal for her husband's gallantry in Cuba and presented with the original Company L Guidon from the Campaign. 
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