Gaines Lawson

Gaines Lawson

Gaines Lawson was a First Sergeant in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War.

Medal of Honor citation

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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