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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Gardner C Hawkins

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Colonel)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    3d Vermont Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
When the lines were wavering from the well-directed fire of the enemy, this officer, acting adjutant of the regiment, sprang forward, and with encouraging words cheered the soldiers on and, although dangerously wounded, refused to leave the field until the enemy's works were taken.
Medal of Honor Recipient Gardner C. Hawkins
Medal of Honor Recipient Gardner C. Hawkins
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 30, 1893
  • Born: February 11, 1846, Pomfret, Windsor County, VT, United States
  • Died: December 15, 1913, Winthrop, MA, United States
  • Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery (MH), Stoneham, MA, United States

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