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Confederate (CSV)

Private

James S. Knight

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Wayne County, he enlisted on 7 December 1861 as Private in Company A, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.

On the 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 rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

Basic service data from Moore1. Quote above by Colonel Thruston from Clark2.

Notes

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]