James S. KnightHome State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Wayne County, he enlisted on 7 December 1861 as Private in Company A, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
"Before advancing to the attack [on 17 September] the [Mumma] house was set on fire by order of General Hill, three men from the Third North Carolina Infantry — Lieutenant Jim Clark was one of the three, also Jim Knight — volunteering to perform the duty."
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service data from Moore1. Quote above by Colonel Thruston from Clark2.
1 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 83 [AotW citation 9780]
2 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 1, pg. 185 [AotW citation 9781]
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