Gaines Lawson
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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Born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, September 4, 1840, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as First Sergeant, Company D, 4th East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, at Minville, Tennessee, on October 3, 1863. The Medal was actually issued to him on June 11, 1895.

He died on September 12, 1906 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


LAWSON, GAINES

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

Citation:

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



Gaines Lawson Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins


Gaines Lawson Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

LAWSON, GAINES
MAJ 25TH US INF
DATE OF DEATH: 09/12/1906
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 37-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Gaines Lawson Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003