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Martin J. Hawkins
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
|Died||1886 (aged 55–56)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 33rd Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
Great Locomotive Chase
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Hawkins was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania in 1840 and entered service at Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown in April 1862 during the Great Locomotive Chase, at Big Shanty, Georgia while serving as a Corporal with Company A, 33rd Ohio Infantry. His Medal of Honor was issued in September 1863.
Hawkins died at the age of 55, on February 7, 1886 and was buried at Woodland Cemetery in Quincy, Illinois.
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