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Abiather J Knowles

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Buried at  La Grange, Maine
Awards  Medal of Honor
Died  February 11, 1905

Name  Abiather Knowles
Rank  Private
Abiather J. Knowles
Allegiance  United States of America
Unit  Company D, 2nd Maine Infantry
Battles/wars  First Battle of Bull Run American Civil War
Battles and wars  First Battle of Bull Run, American Civil War

Service/branch  United States Army

Abiather J. Knowles (March 15, 1830-February 11, 1905) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Knowles received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Knowles's medal was won for his actions during the First Battle of Bull Run in Prince William County, Virginia on July 21, 1861. He was honored with the award on December 27, 1894.

Knowles was from La Grange, Maine, and entered service at Willets Point in New York. He was later buried in La Grange.

Medal of Honor citation

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Abiather J. Knowles, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 21 July 1861, while serving with Company D, 2d Maine Infantry, in action at Bull Run, Virginia. Private Knowles removed dead and wounded under heavy fire.

References

Abiather J. Knowles Wikipedia


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