LAWSON, GAINES - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company D, 4th East Tennessee Infantry.
Place and date:   At Minville, Tenn., 3 October 1863. Entered service at: Tennessee. Born: 1841, Hawkins County, Tenn.

Date of issue:   11 June 1895.

Citation:   Went to the aid of a wounded comrade between the lines and carried him to a place of safety.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)