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Gaines Lawson
Born (1840-09-04)September 4, 1840
Died September 12, 1906(1906-09-12) (aged 66)
Place of birth Hawkins County, Tennessee
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Major
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit Company D, 4th East Tennessee Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Gaines Lawson (September 4, 1840 – September 12, 1906) was a soldier in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

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.

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