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Edward M Knox

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    15th New York Battery Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward M. Knox
Medal of Honor Recipient Edward M. Knox
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: October 18, 1892
  • Born: February 12, 1842, New York, NY, United States
  • Died: March 28, 1916, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery (PM) (58-Lawn), Bronx, NY, United States

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