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PVT William J. Knight

PVT William J. Knight

Birth
Apple Creek, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Sep 1916 (aged 79)
Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Burial Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Plot Lot 499, Block A, Grave 4
Memorial ID 19683 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. 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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19683
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT William J. Knight (29 Jan 1837–26 Sep 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19683, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .