War with Spain

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

Charles Cantrell

Charles P. Cantrell

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company F, 10th U.S. Infantry
Action Place: Santiago, Cuba
(July 1, 1898)
Born: February 13, 1874, Smithville, Tennessee
Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.