Harry LeRoy Hawthorne – Colonel, United States Army

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Born in Minnesota on November 27, 1859, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving in the Indian Wars as a Second Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery, at Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, December 29, 1890. He was a career military officer and was promoted through the ranks to Colonel.

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He died on April 10, 1948 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Harry Leroy Hawthorne of Minnesota
Appointed from Kentucky, Cadet United States Naval Academy, 1 October 1878 to
10 June 1882 and Cadet Engineer, USN, to 30 October 1884;
Appointed Second Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery, 30 October 1884;
First Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Artillery, 28 Aug 1891;
Transferred to 1st U.S. Artillery, 27 Apr 1894;
Transferred to 6th U.S. Artillery, 8 March 1898;
Major, 29th U.S. Volunteer Infantry, 5 July 1899;
Honorably mustered out of Volunters, 10 May 1901;
Catpain, 2nd U.S. Artillery, 18 June 1900;
Artillery, II Corps, Februry 1901

Awarded Medal of Honor 11 October 1892 for gallantry, coolness, discretion and effect in handling and serving the guns of his command in action against hostile Sioux Indians on Wounded Knee Creek South Dakota, 29 December 1890 where he was severely wounded while Second Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery and commanding platoon of Light Battery E 1st U.S. Artillery (2 Hotchkiss mountain howitzers).

NOTE: His father, Leroy R. Hawthorne, Brevet Major, United States Army, and his mother, Louise Hawthorne, is buried nearby in Arlington National Cemetery.  Also buried in Arlington are his sister, Winona Hawthorne Buck and her husband, Willian Langdon Buck, Colonel, United States Army.


HAWTHORNE, HARRY L.

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, 2d U S. Artillery. Place and date: At Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota, 29 December 1890. Entered service at: Kentucky. Born: 1860, Minnesota. Date of issue: 1 1 October 1892.

Citation:

Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians.

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HAWTHORNE, HARRY L
COL   US ARMY
INDIAN WARS, WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/27/1859
DATE OF DEATH: 04/09/1948
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1952WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HAWTHORNE, ANNIE M W/O H L
DATE OF DEATH: 08/03/1910
BURIED AT: SECTION SDIV  SITE 1952
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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