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Charles P. Cantrell
Born (1874-02-13)February 13, 1874
Died August 3, 1948(1948-08-03) (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
Rank Private
Unit Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Charles P. Cantrell (February 13, 1874 – August 3, 1948) was a private serving in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


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.[1]

He died August 3, 1948 and is buried in Nashville National Cemetery Nashville, Tennessee.[2] His grave can be found in section 1, grave 132.[2]

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]

See alsoEdit


  1. 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. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Charles P. Cantrell". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. September 14, 2003. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 

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