~ Fort Hill Cemetery ~
Congressional Medal Of Honor Recipient.
Louis B Lawton
Born 1872, died 1949.
Medal of Honor earned during China Relief Expedition ("Boxer Rebellion").
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Infantry.
Place and date: At Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900.
Entered service at: Auburn, N.Y.
Birth: Independence, lowa.
Date of issue: 11 March 1902.
Citation: Carried a message and guided reinforcements across a wide and fireswept space, during which he was thrice wounded.
The Lawton family plot is located in the Cemetery's Ridgeland section.
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