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Richard Hawes
Birth: Feb. 6, 1797
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 25, 1877
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Confederate Governor of Kentucky. Richard Hawes was the second Confederate governor of Kentucky, after Gov. George Johnson was killed at Shiloh. During the Confederate invasion of Kentucky in the fall of 1862, Hawes was sworn into office on the steps of the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort on October 4, 1862, but Union troop movements forced the Confederate evacuation of Frankfort that same afternoon. Hawes and his government spent the rest of the war in exile. Richard Hawes was the father of Confederate Gen. James M. Hawes. 
Family links: 
  Hetty Morrison Nicholas Hawes (1798 - 1875)*
  James Morrison Hawes (1824 - 1889)*
  Clara N. Hawes (1831 - 1896)*
  Cary Nicholas Hawes (1836 - 1874)*
  Smith Nicholas Hawes (1843 - 1890)*
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Paris Cemetery
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Jun 21, 2000
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For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 25, 2016

- Donna B.
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015
A Southern Hero and Patriot. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. Deo Vindice
- Sam D. Hatcher
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014
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