HAWKINS, GARDNER C. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company E, 3d Vermont Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Woodstock, Vt.

Birth:   Pomfret, Vt.

Date of issue:   30 September 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.

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)