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 John Knapp

John Knapp

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Death 11 Nov 1888 (aged 72)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 18222 · View Source
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Knapp's military service began in 1840 when he enlisted as a private in a St. Louis militia company. During the Mexican War, he served as captain, Company C, 1st Missouri Volunteers. In the fall of 1860 he commanded the 1st Regiment of Missouri militia as part of the Southwest Missouri militia as part of the Southwest Expedition to the Kansas border. He also led his regiment at Camp Jackson in May 1861 when the command was captured by Federal forces under General Lyon. After Camp Jackson, Knapp's service was the Union cause. He was appointed by Governor Gamble to command the 8th Enrolled Missouri Militia & later by Governor Hall to lead the 13th Provisional Regiment. He supervised a brigade of Missouri Union militia in the pursuit of General Price during his Missouri raid in 1864.


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  • Added: 2 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18222
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Knapp (30 Jun 1816–11 Nov 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18222, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .