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Valentine Bliss Hawkins (abt 1842 - August 31, 1864) served as a corporal in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Valentine Hawkins was born about 1842 to Richard Washington and Elizabeth "Betsy" (Greer) Hawkins in Johnson County, Tennessee.

Civil War service

Hawkins enlisted September 24, 1863 at Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

He is described as 5' 9", light complexion, dark eyes, and black hair and by occupation a farmer.

Hawkins was left sick at Gallatin, Tennessee August 11, 1864 and died there at Pest Hospital No. 1 on August 31, 1864 due to typhoid fever. His personal effects consisted of two shirts and two blankets which were turned over to a council of administration and sold for $2.

At the time of his death he was paid to June 13, 1864 and had previously received $25 for his bounty. Hawkins had received $54.08 in clothing from the time of enlistment.

According to the U.S. Civil War Roll of Honor, Hawkins was first buried in Gallatin, Tennessee and reburied in Nashville National Cemetery under the name "Valent B. Hawkins". His grave has not been located.[1] His mother applied for a pension on March 30, 1883.


  1. He is likely buried in one of the many Unknown graves at the cemetery.

External links

Find a Grave memorial cenotaph