Harry L. Hawthorne

Harry LeRoy Hawthorne (November 27, 1859 – April 10, 1948) was a Medal of Honor recipient.

Harry LeRoy Hawthorne
Born(1859-11-27)November 27, 1859
DiedApril 10, 1948(1948-04-10) (aged 88)
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
United States Army
Years of service1882 - 1884 (Navy)
1884 - 1914, 1917 - 1919 (Army)
RankCadet Engineer (Navy)
Colonel (Army)
Unit2nd Artillery Regiment
Battles/warsWounded Knee
AwardsMedal of Honor

Hawthorne was born in 1859 in Minnesota. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1882, but after two years chose to take his commission in the United States Army.[1][2] He distinguished himself at was then called the Battle of Wounded Knee, but now commonly called the Wounded Knee Massacre receiving the Medal of Honor.[3] He made the Army a career, attending the Army War College and retiring as a colonel in 1914, and was recalled to serve during World War I.[4]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization. 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery. Entered service at: Kentucky. Birth: 1860, Minnesota. Place/Date: At Wounded Knee Creek, S. Dak., 29 December 1890.


Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians.[5]

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  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  2. ^ "Harry L. Hawthorne". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  3. ^ "Indian War Campaigns". United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  4. ^ "Harry LeRoy Hawthorne". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  5. ^ "Hawthorne, Harry L." Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2009-03-15.

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