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Federal (USV)


James McKnight

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery C

Before Antietam

A 31 year old drayman in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered in Harrisburg as Private, Battery C, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery on 15 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at Clear Spring, MD on 7 November 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Hagerstown to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 in the First New York Light Artillery. His service from Bates2 and the card file, with no mention of promotion to Sergeant. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1830


11/07/1862; Clear Spring, 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 3890]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25274]