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William J. Knight
Birth: Jan. 29, 1837
Apple Creek
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1916

Medal of Honor recipient. Rank and organization: Private, Company E, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place and date. Georgia, April 1862. Entered service at: Farmer Center, Defiance County, Ohio. Date of issue: September 1863. Citation. One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta. 
 
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  Emma Knight (1848 - 1940)*
 
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Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Stryker
Williams County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot 499, Block A, Grave 4
 
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Record added: Jan 21, 2001
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