Abiather J. Knowles

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Abiather J. Knowles
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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
Rank Private
Unit Maine 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.[1] Knowles's medal was won for his actions during the First Battle of Bull Run in Prince William County, Virginia on July 21, 1861.[1] He was honored with the award on December 27, 1894.[2]

Knowles was from La Grange, Maine, and entered service at Willets Point in New York. He was later buried in La Grange.[1][2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Abiather J. Knowles". Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Civil War (G-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved June 27, 2014.