American Civil War
Medal Of Honor Winners
Sergeant Major, 6th U.S. Colored Troops. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thomas R. Hawkins
entered service in Philadelphia, PA. He saw action at Chaffin's Farm in Fort Harrison, VA on
September 29, 1864. His citation read the that he rescued the regimental colors. The Medal of
Honor was presented on February 8, 1870.