|Born||September 4, 1840|
|Died||September 12, 1906(aged 66)|
|Place of birth||Hawkins County, Tennessee|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
United States of America|
United States Army|
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
|Unit||Company D, 4th East Tennessee Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citationEdit
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.
- This article incorporates from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- ""GAINES LAWSON" entry". Medal of Honor recipients: American Civil War. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
- "Gaines Lawson". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6249477. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
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