Henry Peter Russell – Landsman,United States Navy

Born at Quebec, Canada, June 10, 1878, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Marblehead at Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 11, 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

He died on December 1, 1956 and was buried in Section 31 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 10 June 1878, Quebec, Canada. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Russell displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.

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