b. 13/05/1858 Bristol, Rhode Island. d. 12/06/1909 San Francisco, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1879 Milk River, Colorado.
Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He served as a Sergeant, Company D, 5th U.S. Cavalry. On 29 September 1879, Sgt. Lawton volunteered to accompany and lead a small detachment at Milk River, Colorado. Through coolness and steadiness under hostile enemy fire Sgt. Lawton completed a very dangerous mission. His Medal of Honor was awarded 7 June 1880.
Coolness and steadiness under fire; volunteered to accompany a small detachment on a very dangerous mission.
BURIAL LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
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