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Federal (USV)


Elija McKnight

(c. 1839 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in New Philadelphia, IN, he mustered as Corporal, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 12 November 1862. He was captured in action at Bardstown, VA on 20 December 1862, and paroled, date not given. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He was cousin of John McKnight Bloss, Joshua C. Tatlock, and Robert McKnight Tatlock, all also of Company F.


c. 1839


07/03/1863; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 598  [AotW citation 18564]