Bugler of the
First California Volunteer Infantry
Contributed by Mark Alan
Watson; Sent in by Deborah L. Richardson
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transport for the Philippines
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of the 1st California Volunteer Infantry
This is a view of Michael Benjamin Hawkins of the First
California Regiment. Hawkins is shown playing an infantry bugle, complete
with tassel. He is wearing a musicians' sword at his side.
Michael Benjamin Hawkins later served in World War One, rising to
the rank of colonel. He died at age 77 in Panama City, Florida. He is the
son of Edward Hawkins and Ada Didymore Merrick
Watson, Mark Alan. Mr. Watson sent his information to us through
the courtesy of Deborah L. Richardson
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