Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas R Hawkins
Thomas R Hawkins
Medal of Honor
Sergeant Major 6th US Colored Infantry
1840 † 1870
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 38° 54.519′ N, 76° 52.781′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Sheriff Road. Marker is in National Harmony Memorial Park 7101 Sheriff Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hyattsville MD 20785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Osborne Perry Anderson (here, next to this marker); Christian A Fleetwood (here, next to this marker); Elizabeth Keckly (here, next to this marker); This Memorial is Dedicated (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Memorial Honors Philip Reed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Development at the Wilson Farm Site (approx. ¾ mile away); History of the Wilson FarmHighland Park High School (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyattsville.
More about this marker. 23 year-old, 5 foot 4 inch plasterer, Thomas Hawkins enlisted for 3 years in the 6th USC Infantry on the 4th of August 1863 as a substitute for Henry Passmore of number 824 Shipping Street Philadelphia. He was promoted Sergeant Major on August 22, 1862 and rescued the regimental colors at the Battle of Deep Bottom on July 21, 1864. He was discharged May 20, 1865 on account of wounds. He received his Medal of Honor on February 8, 1870 and died a month later on March 29, 1870.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.