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Federal (USV)


Julius William Knowlton

(1838 - 1921)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Commissary Sergeant of the 14th Connecticut Infantry in August 1862.

The rest of the War

Appointed acting Brigade Commissary 20 September 1862. Wounded 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant Company C on 11 January 1864.

After the War

He bought the Bridgeport Standard in 1866, was superintendent of the Moore Car Wheel Company of Jersey City, NJ in 1873, and began in the Post Office department in Washington, DC in 1874 as chief clerk. He was appointed Postmaster of Bridgeport in 1875.

References & notes

Basic information from Goddard1. Further details from family genealogists and his obituary in the Bridgeport Telegram for Thursday, 6 January 1921.


11/28/1838; Southbridge, MA


01/05/1921 Bridgeport, CT


1   Goddard, Henry Perkins, and Calvin Goddard Zon, editor, The Good Fight That Didn't End, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008, pp. 52 - 58  [AotW citation 9340]