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War With Spain

Only one Tennessean received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Spanish-American War.

Charles P. Cantrell

Rank: Private

Organization: U.S. Army

Company: Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry

Born: February 13, 1874, Smithville, Tennessee

Place/Date: Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898

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