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 Martin J. Hawkins

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Martin J. Hawkins

  • Birth 1830
  • Death 7 Feb 1886 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 13, Lot 116
  • Memorial ID 19684

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in Company A, 33rd Ohio Infantry, Union Army. In April 1862, he was one of the 22 men which included 2 civilians who penetrated nearly 200 miles south into Confederate enemy territory. There they captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, 1863 and later achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19684
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin J. Hawkins (1830–7 Feb 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19684, citing Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .