Abiather J. Knowles
|Abiather J. Knowles|
|Born||March 15, 1830
La Grange, Maine
|Died||February 11, 1905|
|Buried at||La Grange, Maine|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company D, 2nd Maine Infantry|
|Battles/wars||First Battle of Bull Run
American Civil War
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Abiather J. Knowles (March 15, 1830-February 11, 1905) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Knowles received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Knowles's medal was won for his actions during the First Battle of Bull Run in Prince William County, Virginia on July 21, 1861. He was honored with the award on December 27, 1894.
Medal of Honor 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.