Col Horatio Knowles

Corinna, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 22 Oct 1864 (aged 43)
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Exact Burial Site Unknown
Memorial ID 18879233 · View Source
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Horatio Knowels

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Lieut Colonel (date unknown).
On 11/1/1863 he was commissioned into Field & Staff US CT 83rd Infantry
He Resigned on 5/24/1864 at Little Rock, AR

LT COL Horatio Knowles
b. 15 Jan 1821 in Corinna, ME, son of Caleb Chaplin Knowles and his wife, Rachel Shaw Knowles who appears in KANSAS HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS, Vol X, 250.

In addition to serving, he was also member of Territorial House of Representatives and the first state legislature.

He was with Second Kansas (colored) Infantry, serving from 1863-1864 (mustered on Nov 17, 1863).
2nd Kansas Colored became 83rd US colored.
Resigned at Little Rock, AR because of illness, and was murdered by border ruffians under the command of Allen Matthews & Major Courcey in Marmaton, KS.

Originally buried in Marmaton in a separate properly marked grave next to the single grave of others murdered that night, his grave was supposedly moved to Fort Scott's National Cemetery #1, but the grave is not identified there. There is a write-up in Cutlers History of Kansas, State History Part 14.


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  • Maintained by: James Ahaesy
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 11 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18879233
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Horatio Knowles (15 Jan 1821–22 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18879233, ; Maintained by James Ahaesy (contributor 49059682) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Exact Burial Site Unknown.