Gaines Lawson

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Gaines Lawson
Born (1840-09-04)September 4, 1840
Hawkins County, Tennessee
Died September 12, 1906(1906-09-12) (aged 66)
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865, 1866 - 1892
Rank Major
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit Company D, 4th East Tennessee Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Gaines Lawson (September 4, 1840 – September 12, 1906) was a soldier in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Lawson joined the 4th (East) Tennessee Infantry in December 1862, and mustered out with this regiment in August 1865. He was commissioned in the regular army in July 1866, and retired in September 1892.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company D, 4th East Tennessee Infantry. Place and date: At Minville, Tenn., October 3, 1863. Entered service at: Tennessee. Born: 1841, Hawkins County, Tenn. Date of issue: June 11, 1895.


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

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