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C.A. Hawkins

C.A. Hawkins

Confederate (CSV)


Charles Alexander Hawkins

(1841 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 38th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Oglethorpe County, he enrolled on 29 September 1861 as was elected 2nd Lieutenant of Company K, Wright Legion, Georgia Volunteers. The were designated Company C by February 1862 and they became Company E of the 38th Georgia Infantry by April. He was wounded at Second Manassas on 28 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on furlough through October and was promoted to Captain (to date from 15 July) by the end of the year. He was slightly wounded and cited for gallantry in action at Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862, and was killed at Winchester, VA on 13 June 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. Birth details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph (with his brother John) from the David W. Vaughan Collection.

He married Elizabeth Hortense McLester (1842-1899) in October 1862 at Cusseta, GA.


12/07/1841; Oglethorpe County, GA


07/14/1863; Winchester, VA; burial in Stonewall Confederate Cemetery, Winchester, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30479]