Daniel Campbell (Medal of Honor)

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Daniel J. Campbell
Born (1874-12-26)December 26, 1874
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Died April 28, 1955(1955-04-28) (aged 80)
Place of burial Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, Massachusetts
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1896 - 1901
Rank Private
Unit USS Marblehead
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Daniel J. Campbell (December 26, 1874 – April 28, 1955) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[edit]

Campbell was born on December 26, 1874 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He joined the Marine Corps from Boston in August 1896, and was honorably discharged in October 1901.[1]

Campbell died on April 28, 1955 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, Massachusetts.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 26 October 1874, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.

Citation:

On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Campbell set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ USMC History Division
  2. ^ "CAMPBELL, DANIEL". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved June 20, 2010. 

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