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Federal (USV)


Harry W. Knight

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as a Private in in Company C, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Sedgwick's Division field hospital on the Simon Wyand farm farm near Keedysville on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

His basic service from Bates,1 who says he was killed outright on 17 September. Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


c. 1843


09/24/1862; Keedysville, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11710]