b. 27/11/1859 Minnesota. d. 10/04/1948 Pasadena, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/12/1890 Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
Hawthorne was born in 1859 in Minnesota. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1882, but after two years chose to take his commission in the United States Army. He distinguished himself at was then called the Battle of Wounded Knee, but now commonly called the Wounded Knee Massacre receiving the Medal of Honor. He made the Army a career, attending the Army War College and retiring as a colonel in 1914, and was recalled to serve during World War I.
Distinguished conduct in battle with hostile Indians.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
Section 3, Lot 1952