U.S. ARMY

Gaines Lawson

Rank:

FIRST SERGEANT

Conflict/Era:

U.S. CIVIL WAR

Unit/Command:

COMPANY D, 4TH EAST TENNESSEE INFANTRY

Military Service Branch:

U.S. ARMY

Medal of Honor Action Date:

OCTOBER 3, 1863

Medal of Honor Action Place:

MINVILLE, TENNESSEE

Citation:

Went to the aid of a wounded comrade between the lines and carried him to a place of safety. Went to the aid of a wounded comrade between the lines and carried him to a place of safety. Additional Information: After the Civil War Lawson served with distinction commanding the 25th Infantry Regiment of the “Buffalo Soldiers.” He was Commanding Officer in the campaign against Sitting Bull following the Battle of Little Big Horn. He served twice as Commanding Officer of Fort Gibson.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

NO

Born:

SEPTEMBER 4, 1840, HAWKINS COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Died:

SEPTEMBER 12, 1906

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