b. 13/02/1874 Smallville, Tennessee. d. 03/08/1948 Nashville, Tennessee.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/07/1898 Santiago, Cuba.
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.
He died August 3, 1948 and is buried at Nashville National Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. His grave can be found in section 1, grave 132.
Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: NASHVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.
SECTION 1, SITE 132
LOCATION OF MEDAL: JUSTIN POTTER LIBRARY, SMITHVILLE, TENNESSEE.