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Federal (USV)


William S. Knights

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, from Somersworth, NH, he enlisted on 2 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company F, 9th New Hampshire Infantry on 5 August.

On the Campaign

He died of disease on 30 (or 20) November 1862 in Frederick, MD.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as W. S. Knight. Service from Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire.2


c. 1844; Portsmouth, NH


11/30/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3744]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 487  [AotW citation 20305]