William Downs McKnight(1844 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 12 January 1862 at Adams Run, SC at age 17.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Birth Date: 07/01/1844 Place of Birth: Laurens County, SC |
Death Date: 09/14/1862 Death Place: Fox's Gap, MD
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 16011]
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