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Martin J. Hawkins
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Born 1830
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Died 1886 (aged 55–56)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank First Lieutenant
Unit Ohio Company A, 33rd Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Great Locomotive Chase
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Martin Jones Hawkins (1830 – February 7, 1886) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the 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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