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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.



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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


Posted: 20 July 2003  Updated: 3 October 2004 Updated: 1 December 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Service Cross
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TT Knox Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003