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HAWKINS, GARDNER

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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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U.S. Army First Lieutenant (highest rank: Colonel) Company E, 3d Vermont Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1865 Pomfret, Vermont

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.