Hawkins, Thomas R.

ACTION: Chaffin's Farm (Fort Harrison), VA.

DATE: 29 September 1864.

NAME: Hawkins, Thomas R.

RANK/UNIT: Sergeant Major, 6th U.S. Colored Troops.

CITATION: "Rescue of regimental colors."

MEDAL PRESENTED: 8 February 1870.

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA: Born: Cincinnati, OH. ENTERED SERVICE: Philadelphia, PA.

PHOTOGRAPH/SKETCH: Yes.

OTHER: Badge has Sgt. Major Hawkins earning his medal at Deep Bottom, Va., on 21 July 1864. The citation is the same, however.

SOURCES:
Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1978, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979 p. 112.
Mitchell, Joseph B. Lt. Col., The Badge of Gallantry, New York: MacMillian & Co., 1986. p. 135.

 
Thomas Hawkins
Thomas R. Hawkins, Sergeant Major, 6th USCT

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