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Joseph F. Knight

Date of birth: November 23, 1863
Date of death: May 24, 1940
Burial location: Lubbock, Texas
Place of Birth: Illinois, Danville
Home of record: Denver Colorado


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Joseph F. Knight, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 January 1891, while serving with Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota. Sergeant Knight led the advance in a spirited movement to the assistance of Troop K, 6th U.S. Cavalry.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 1, 1891

Action Date: January 1, 1891

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Troop F

Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry