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John T. Lawler, First Lieutenant Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, Co. C.; Promoted Captain, wounded at Medon, Tenn., August 31, 1862; again wounded at Britton's Lane, Tenn., September 1, 1862; again wounded dangerously in four places while leading the Regiment on breastworks at Colliersville, Tenn., October 11, 1862; Later he fell into the enemy's hands while wounded.
John T. Lawler, the senior officer present, being in command of the Seventh Tennessee, which took a conspicuous part in every charge, and especially in the initial one which captured the train. During one of the fiercest charges made by this command many of the regiment were killed and wounded, Capt. Lawler being among the latter. He received four wounds, one of which shattered his arm, while leading his men. Being unable to travel, he subsequently fell into the hands of the enemy.