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Confederate (CSV)


James C. Knight

(c. 1841 - 1865)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 20 year old farmer in Pontotoc County, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 1 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was furloughed then returned to duty. He was captured at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and was a prisoner at Fort Delaware, where he died of pneumonia on 17 (or 16) April 1865.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

See an interesting discussion about an ornamental powder horn attributed to him, from Civil War Talk.


c. 1841


04/17/1865; Pea Patch Island, DE; burial in Finn's Point National Cemetery, Pennsville, NJ