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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

James M. Hawes

(Ap'd Ky.)


James Morrison Hawes: Born Jan. 7, 1824, Lexington, KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1845.

Served: in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Apr. 25, 1846)

with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Skirmish of San Juan de los Llanos, Aug. 1, 1847, —

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 1, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Affair of San Juan de los Llanos, Mex.)

Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8,

(Bvt. First Lieut.,º Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.: Declined)

1847, — and Operations before and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 12‑14, 1847; at the Military Academy, 1848‑50, as Asst. Instructor of  p233 Infantry Tactics, June 24 to Aug. 31, 1848, — Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1848, to Apr. 14, 1849, — and Asst. Instructor of Cavalry Tactics, Apr. 14, 1849, to Dec. 10, 1850; on professional duty at

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Jan. 13, 1850)

the Cavalry School of Saumur, in France, 1850‑52; on frontier duty at Ft. Inge, Tex., 1852, — Ft. Graham, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1853‑55, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855‑56; on detached service at

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Dec. 13, 1855)

Washington, D. C., 1857; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1857‑59, — and in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1860‑61.

Resigned, May 9, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Hardware merchant, Covington, Ky., 1866‑89.

Died, Nov. 22, 1889, at Covington, Ky.: Aged 66.

Buried, Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, KY.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above provides a summary.

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