Acton Memorial Library
|E (Davis Guards)||6th MVI
|Sergt.; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861||must. out Aug. 2, 1861||Acton||age 26|
|enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862 as 1st Sergt.; comm. 2nd Lieut. March 10, 1863||must. out June 3, 1863||Acton||wheelwright||age 28|
|1st Lieut; comm. May 13, 1864; must. July 18, 1864||Acton||carpenter||age 29|
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
Isaac Davis Post No. 138, Acton, Massachusetts (Sargent, Grand Army of the Republic, p. 425.)
|Date||February 27, 1880|
|Age||46 years, 6 months|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
Born in Marlborough to parents Amos and Lydia (death record, "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910," AmericanAncestors.org).
George Knight, a 21 year old carpenter, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 303/314) (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 38.)
George W. Knights, age 26, wheelwright, is recorded in the 1860 federal census for South Acton, in household (dwelling no. 369) with Frances A. Knights, age 24 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
George Willard Knight, a 30 year old carpenter, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 274/313) with Frances Ann Knight, age 26 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton, p. 73.)
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Men of Acton Who Fought for the Union," as Lieut. "George Willard Knights."
See also: Discharge papers for George W. Knights (AML.87.16, PDF)
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