LAWTON, HENRY W. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Captain, Company A, 30th Indiana Infantry. Place and date: At Atlanta, Ga., 3 August 1864.

Entered service at:   Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Ind.

Birth:   Ohio.

Date of issue:   22 May 1893.

Citation:   Led a charge of skirmishers against the enemy's rifle pits and stubbornly and successfully resisted 2 determined attacks of the enemy to retake the works.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)