Rush Hawkins

Rush Christopher Hawkins (September 14, 1831 – October 25, 1920) was a lawyer, Union colonel in the American Civil War, politician, book collector, and art patron. He was mustered out of the Union Army in 1863 but served in the New York Militia in 1865. In 1866, in consideration of his prior service, he was nominated and confirmed for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from March 13, 1865.

Rush Hawkins
Born(1831-09-14)September 14, 1831
Pomfret, Vermont
DiedOctober 25, 1920(1920-10-25) (aged 89)
New York City, New York
Place of burial
Brown University Providence, Rhode Island
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Union Army
Years of service1846–1847
Rank Colonel
Brevet Brigadier General
Commands held9th New York Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
Other workpolitics