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First Name: Henry

Last Name: Russell

Birthplace: Quebec, CAN

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: NY
Middle Name: Peter

Date of Birth: 10 June 1878

Date of Death: 01 December 1956

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Henry Peter Russell

•  Spanish-American War (1898)


Henry Peter Russell

Landsman, U.S. Navy
Captain, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

Spanish-American War

Landsman Henry Peter Russell (10 June 1878 - 1 December 1956) was a U.S. Navy sailor who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Spanish-American War. He later joined the U.S. Army and reached the rank of Captain.

Henry Peter Russell was born on 10 June 1878 in Quebec, Canada. After entering the Navy, he was sent to fight in the Spanish-American War aboard the USS Marblehead.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy

Citation: On board the USS Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Russell displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

Death and Burial

Captain Henry Peter Russell died on 1 December 1956. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 31, Lot 6377.

Honoree ID: 1943   Created by: MHOH




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