Cantwell, Thomas L

Rank: Private

Unit: E Co, 2d Dragoons

Reenlisted: April 1, 1845 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was 31. It was his third enlistment.

Date of birth: 1814

Hometown: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Campaign: Mexican American War

Died: 9 May 1846

Age at death: 31 or 32

Cause of death: Killed in action

Location of fatality: Resaca De La Palma, Texas

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Place of interment: Palo Alto Battlefield in Brownsville, Texas

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Note: Original enlistment was in 1837 in 1st Artillery.

2nd Enlistment was in 1840 in 1st and 3d Artillery.

He stood 5’8 with grey eyes, dark hair, and ruddy complexion.