Thomas Taylor Knox
Colonel, United States Army
Taylor Knox of Tennessee
Appointed from Tennessee, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1867 (27)
Second Lieuetnant, 1st United States Cavalry, 12 June 1871
Regimental Quartermaster, 1 October 1873 to 11 November 1875
First Lieutenant, 4 March 1879
Captain, 23 January 1889
Transferred to the 6th United States Cavalry, 19 October 1898
Major, Inspector General, 25 July 1898
Lieutenant Colonel, Inspector General, 2 February 1901
Colonel, Inspector General, 11 April 1903
Retired 13 April 1903
Colonel Knox died in 1927 and was buried in
Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. Buried with him are his
wife, Cornelia Manigault Grayson Knox (1850-1884), his second wife, Mary
Clare Hodges Knox (1862-1920) and his daughter, Cornelia Grayson Kean (1875-1954)
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas T. Knox, Captain , U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against Spanish forces at Las Guasimas , Cuba , June 24, 1898.
Though severely wounded, Captain Knox refused
to leave the firing line, but continued to lead his troop until exhausted
from excessive loss of blood. His great fortitude and fearless conduct
was an inspiring example to his men.
WASHINGTON, May 17, 1927 – Colonel Thomas Taylor Knox, 70 years old, Indian fighter and recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism during the Spanish-American War, is dead.
Upon graduation from West Point in 1871 he was assigned to the First Cavalry, then fighting Indians on the Western plains. Later, during the war with Spain, although gravely wounded while leading his men near Santiago, he continued in command and was decorated for his bravery. He will be buried tomorrow in Arlington Cemetery with full military honors.
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Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003