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

Thomas R Hawkins

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant Major
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    6th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chapin's Farm, Virginia, USA
Citation
Rescue of regimental colors.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 8, 1870
  • Born: 1840, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH, United States
  • Died: February 28, 1870, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Harmony Memorial Cemetery (MH) (C-121-4), Landover, MD, United States
 

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