|Charles P. Cantrell|
|Born||February 13, 1874|
|Died||August 3, 1948(aged 74)|
|Place of birth||Smithville, Tennessee|
|Place of burial||Nashville National Cemetery Nashville, Tennessee|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Cantrell was born February 13, 1874 in Smithville, Tennessee and entered the army from Nashville, Tennessee. He was sent to fight in the Spanish–American War with Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry as a private where he received the Medal of Honor for his actions.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry. Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898. Entered service at: Nashville, Tenn. Born: 13 February 1874, Smithville, Tenn. Date of issue: 22 June 1899.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "War with Spain; Cantrell, Charles P.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/warspain.html. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Charles P. Cantrell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. September 14, 2003. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7867379. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
- "Charles P. Cantrell". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=459. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
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