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Hawthorne, Harry L.



  • Existence: 1859 November 27 – 1948 April 10 - 1948-04-10

Biographical Note

Harry LeRoy Hawthorne, 1859-1948, was a professor of military science and tactics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1892 to 1894. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1882. He became second lieutenant of the 2nd Artillery in October 1884 and was later commissioned as first lieutenant in August 1891. Hawthorne was severely wounded in the Wounded Knee Massacre, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Military Science and Tactics records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080032179407]
Identifier: AC-0340
Scope and Contents In 1892-1894, when he was the professor of military science & tactics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Harry Leroy Hawthorne kept a notebook which includes his history of the Department of Military Science and Tactics, 1865-1893, and annual reports of the department for the years 1892-93 and 1893-94. Hawthorne was succeeded by John Bigelow who wrote an annual report for the year 1894-95. A number of other professors used the notebook to record information over the...
Dates: 1893 - 1908