Thomas Taylor Knox – Colonel, United States Army

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Thomas 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)


Knox, Thomas T.

Captain , U.S. Army
Home: Nashville,Tennessee
1st U. S. Cavalry
Date of Action:  June 24, 1898
General Orders No. No. 34, W.D., 1924

Citation

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.


COLONEL THOMAS T. KNOX
Indian Fighter Who Was Decorated In Spanish-American Was Dies

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.


KNOX, CORNELIA M W/O T T KNOX

  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/03/1884
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION WD WS  SITE 72-A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF TT KNOX – COL US ARMY RTD

KNOX, MARY C W/O KNOX, T T

  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/07/1920
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION W E  SITE 73-A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF TT KNOX – COL 1ST US CAV

KNOX, THOMAS TAYLOR

  • COL USA RET
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/16/1927
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION CEM L  SITE 72-A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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