Huntsville in Scott County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Col. Joseph S. Cecil
1878 - 1940
Congressional Medal of Honor
While serving during the Philippine Insurrection at Bud-Dajo, Philippine Islands as 1st LT. in the 19th U.S. Infantry earned the CMOH on March 7, 1906 "While at the head of the column about to assault the first cotta under a superior fire at short range personally carried to a sheltered position a wounded man and the body of one, who was killed beside him."
Erected by The Scott County Historical Society, Industrial Development Board, Monument by Keeton Monuments, Robbins, TN.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1906.
Location. 36° 24.583′ N, 84° 29.433′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Tennessee, in Scott County. Memorial is at the intersection of Woodland Place and Court Street, on the right when traveling east on Woodland Place. The marker is located in front of the Scott County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 283 Court Street, Huntsville TN 37756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Independent State of ScottHonoring Scott County's American Revolutionary War Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Morgan County / Scott County (approx. 11.2 miles away); Tennessee / Kentucky (approx. 13.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Philippine Insurrection.
Cecil was a “Mustang,” or a commissioned officer who began his career as an enlisted man. He served as non-commissioned officer in Spanish-American War. He served as Colonel in WWI. The Cecil family is considered one of the most decorated military families in the United States. The Cecil family’s combined service began in the Civil War and lasted through WWII. The U.S. Highway 27 bridge across New River is named after him.(Submitted on May 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. 3. submitted on May 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.