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Captain Eugene A. Hawkins went out with the famous Baldwin Blues as a private in April, 1861. In 1862 was promoted second and then first lieutenant of his company. Appointed A. D. C. on staff of General Doles December, 1862. Promoted captain and brigade inspector in November, 1863. Was killed at the battle of the Wilderness May 5, 1864. There was no better nor more popular officer ia the brigade. He was a brave, dashing and daring soldier ; a true gentleman and a warm friend. In every battle he was complimented by General Doles for faithful service rendered, and gallantry in action. His untimely death was deeply regretted by his comrades, and hm loss to the service was great.