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Hawkins, Gardner C.


Age: 18, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 1/28/64, m/i as Pvt, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. I, 10/18/64 (11/11/64), pr 1LT, Co. E, 2/15/65 (3/16/65), wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, dis/wds, 6/2/65 (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 02/11/1846, Pomfret, VT
Death: 12/15/1913

Burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, MA
Marker/Plot: Dell Path, Lot 68
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Wayne Henry
Findagrave Memorial #: 8201311


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/17/1875; widow Mary E., 1/9/1914, MA
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, MA

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Gardner C. Hawkins

Rank and Organization: 1st Lieut., Co. E, 3rd Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Petersburg, VA, 2 Apr 1865.
Entered service at: Woodstock.
Born: Pomfret, Feb, 1846.
Died: 15 Dec 1913, Winthrop, Mass.
Buried: Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, MA
Date of Issue: 30 Sep 1893.
Citation: 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.


VHS - Reunion Society Collection


John Gibson Collection


Ed Italo Collection


Compiled Military Service Records


See also: Beyer and Keydel, 518.

NARA File Number: H-1390-VS-1865.