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Federal (USV)


Alexander McKnight

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 21 June 1861 on Long Island, NY, and mustered as a Private in Company G, 42nd New York Infantry on 28 June. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left side and shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the Susan Hoffman farm at Sharpsburg. He was discharged for disability on 14 April 1863 at Philadelphia, PA.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2


c. 1839


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8560]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, p. 315  [AotW citation 30108]