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Confederate (CSV)


George Knupp

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 7th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 27, from a farm family at Moores Store, Shenandoah County, VA, he enlisted in Company G, 7th Virginia Cavalry, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action with the 8th Illinois Cavalry near Poolesville, MD on 8 September 1862, and was captured.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 21 October 1862 in Frederick, MD.

After the War

He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and was possibly reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Personal details from family genealogists, who located his record with the 7th Cavalry in the Virginia State Library. He also has a stone (as being in Co. B, 7th VA Infantry) at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD and may still be there.

He married Mary "Polly" Fadely (1829-1922) in December 1857 and they had 2 daughters.

Five of the six Knupp brothers served in the war.


c. 1834 in VA


10/21/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4789]