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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

First Lieutenant

Gardner C Hawkins

Organization: Company E, 3d Vermont Infantry

Entered Service: Woodstock, Vt.

Birth: Pomfret, Vt.

Date Medal Issued: 30 September 1893

Date of Action: 2 April 1865

Place of Action: Petersburg, Va.


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.

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