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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III

(Born Ten.)

Thomas Taylorº Knox

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born Roane County, TN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp McDermitt, Nev., Oct. 30, 1871, to May 6, 1873, — and Scouting in Nevada, May 9 to June 28, 1873; in garrison at Benicia Barracks, Cal., to Nov. 15, 1875 (Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 1, 1873, to Nov. 11, 1875); on leave of absence, Nov. 15, 1875, to June 1, 1876; in garrison at St. Louis Barracks, Mo., to June 16, 1876; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., July 9, 1876, to May 6, 1877, — Nez Percés Expedition, to Oct. 24, 1877, being engaged in the Action of the South Fork of the Clearwater, Ida., July 11‑12, 1877, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Oct. 24, 1877, to May 13, 1878, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., May 16 to July, 1878, — Scouting, to Sep. 24, 1878, being engaged in Fights at Birch Creek, Or., July 8, and North Fork, Or., July 20, 1878, — and Ft. Colville, Wash.,º October 10‑28, 1878; on leave of absence, Oct. 28, 1878, to Apr. 26, 1879; in conducting recruits to regiment, to June 22,

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 4, 1879)

1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to Oct. 23, 1879, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to May 17, 1881, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to July 26, 1881, — and Ft. McDermitt, Nev., to Oct. 9, 1882; on duty in War Record Office, Washington, D. C., to Feb. 21, 1889; on leave of absence,

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Jan. 23, 1889)

Feb. 24 to May 1, 1889; on duty in the Adjutant-General's Office, to July 5, 1889, and in the War Record Office, Washington, D. C., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Assistant in War Records Office, Washington, D. C., compiling the War Record series, from Oct., 1882 to Aug., 1893. — With regiment (1st Cavalry) in Arizona, Sept., 1893 until May, 1895. — At Fort Riley, Kan., until April, 1898. — Chickamauga, Ga., and Lakeland, Fla., until June 7, 1898. — Went on board transport Leona, June 8; sailed from Port Tampa, Fla., and landed in Cuba (Daiquiri) June 22. — In engagement at Las Guasimas June 24, when he was desperately wounded; arrived in New York July 18.

(Major, Staff — Inspector-General, July 25, 1898)

— On duty in office of Inspector-General, Aug. 25, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On duty in office of Inspector-General, Aug. 25, 1898 to April 13, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Inspector-General, Feb. 2, 1901)

(Colonel, Inspector-General, April 11, 1903)

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired April 13, 1903,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

— Inspector-General, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, April 14, 1903. — Governor, Southern Branch, N. H. D. V. S., Jan. 1, 1906.

Civil History. — Member of National Geographic Society. — Completed a three years' course in law by taking a post-graduate course at Columbian (now George Washington University) Washington, D. C.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1900‑1910]

(Born July 3, 1849.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Inspector-General, April 11, 1903.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 13, 1903,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

At Hampton, Va., Governor of National Soldiers' Home, Jan. 1, 1906, to July, 1915, since which date he has resided in Washington, D. C.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 13, 1903,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.


Distinguished Service Cross.

"For extraordinary heroism in action against Spanish forces at Las Guasimas, Cuba, June 24, 1898. Though severely wounded, he 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."

Died, May 16, 1927, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Knox's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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