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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Epinetus Knight

(1838 - 1908)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 22, from Edgecombe County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 15th North Carolina Infantry on 19 June 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 30 September 1861 and elected 2nd Lieutenant of his Company in the reorganization of April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain, shot through the right shoulder.

The rest of the War

He was treated in a nearby house, then at the US Army hospital in Chester, PA until sent to Fort Delaware in June 1863. In July he was sent on to Johnson's Island, OH then Fortress Monroe, VA. He was at City Point, VA for exchange by 20 August 1863. He resigned his commission for disability on 1 October 1863.

After the War

He returned home and was later noted as "one of the best farmers of his County."

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Details from his Reminisces, online from the North Carolina State Library.


11/16/1838; Edgecombe County, NC


12/22/1908; in NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 20715]