b. 12/02/1842 New York. d. 28/03/1916 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/07/1863 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Knox was born in New York on February 12, 1842. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism on July 2, 1863, while serving as a Second Lieutenant with the 15th New York Battery Light Artillery, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His Medal of Honor was issued on October 18, 1892.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Edward M. Knox, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with 15th New York Battery Light Artillery, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Second Lieutenant Knox held his ground with the battery after the other batteries had fallen back until compelled to draw his piece off by hand; he was severely wounded.
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, BRONX, NEW YORK.
Lawn Plot, Section 58, Lot 6141
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