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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 15/03/1830 La Grange, Maine.  d. 11/02/1905 Bradford, Maine.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/07/1861 Bull Run, Virginia.

 

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in Company D, 2nd Maine Infantry for action on July 21, 1861 at Bull Run, Virginia.

 

MOH 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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HILL CREST CEMETERY, LA GRANGE, MAINE.

Abiather J Knowles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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