Private Daniel Watkins Cantrell
A Company

 

He enlisted on the 15 September 1862 at Glasgow, KY, for a period of 3 years, but is listed as being from Nashville, TN.

 

Was captured and wounded severely at Perryville (Chaplin Hills), KY, 8 October 1862. (He was shot through chest and was taken prisoner, family tradition is that part or his medical care which involved drawing a silk cloth through his chest to clean the wound.)

 

Sent to Vicksburg, MS, for exchange. He rejoined his Company at Shelbyville, about May 1863, after release at Vicksburg.

 

Says he was also wounded at Chickamauga, TN, in his arm.

 

He is listed as captured at Kingston, GA, 14 May 1864. Sent to Rock Island, IL. Released 13 October 1864 with remarks: "Joined USA".

 

Applied for a pension, number #55042, in 2 June 1903 as a resident of Jessie in Warren Co. Application rejected.

 

He was born 24 November 1843 the son of William Riley and Constance Magness Cantrell.

 

He was described as five feet four inches tall, dark complexion, dark hair, and hazel eyes.

 

He married Shrilda Jane Cotton, born 21 June 1850 in DeKalb Co, and died 31 March 1917. They had 10 children: William Richard, Oregon, Leroy Jackson, Mary Susan, Constance Lodema, Martha Jane, Julia Ann, Charles Godhelp, Floyd J. and Claude Gatewood Cantrell. Her first husband was James A. Walker with whom she had two children John B. and James Walker. A John B Walker born 1870 died 1933.

 

Dying on the 25 June 1928 he was buried at the Concord Cemetery, located near the Salem community, in Warren Co, TN. His wife is buried with him.

 


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