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Federal (USV)


William S. Knights

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, from Somersworth, NH, he enlisted on 2 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company F, 9th New Hampshire Infantry on 5 August.

On the Campaign

He died of disease on 30 (or 20) November 1862 in Frederick, MD.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as W. S. Knight. Service from Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire.2


c. 1844; Portsmouth, NH


11/30/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3744]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 487  [AotW citation 20305]