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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Cantrell

Birthplace: Smithville, TN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Nashville, TN
Middle Name: P.

Date of Birth: 13 February 1874

Date of Death: 03 August 1948

Rank: Private

Years Served:
Charles P. Cantrell

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Charles P. Cantrell

Private, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Private Charles P. Cantrell (13 February 1874 - 3 August 1948) was a U.S. Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War.

Charles P. Cantrell was born 13 February 1874 in Smithville, TN, and entered the Army from Nashville, TN. He was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry

Place and date: Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898

Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.

Death and Burial

Private Charles P. Cantrell died on 3 August 1948. He is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Nashville, TN, in Section 1, Grave 132.

Honoree ID: 1862   Created by: MHOH




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