Acton Memorial Library
Civil War Archives
|Co.||Regiment / Ship||From||To||Residence/ Credit||Occupation||Notes|
|E||53rd MVI||Corpl.; enl. Sept. 13, 1862; must. Oct. 17, 1862||died April 10, 1863||Royalston||mechanic||
died April 10, 1863, St. James Hospital, New Orleans, La., of disease
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|Date||April 10, 1863|
|Place||New Orleans, La.|
|Burial||Monument National Cemetery, Chalmette, La. (Roll of Honor, 21:355)|
Born 1842 to parents Simeon and Lucinda P. Knights (Caswell, The History of the Town of Royalston, Massachusetts: 430).
George Warren Knight, age 13, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household of Simeon Knight, age 63, a cooper, and Mary Knight, age 72 (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 22)
George W. Knight, age 18, farmer, is recorded in the 1860 federal census for West Acton, in household (dwelling no. 179) with Simeon Knight, age 68, farmer, and Mary Knight, age 77 ("1860 United States Federal Census," Ancestry.com).
G. Warren Knight's service in Co. E, 53rd Regt. is recorded in the 1862/63 annual town report for the Town of Acton,p. 20, "Nine Months' Men, enlisted in other Regiments without a bounty from this town."
The death of [George] Warren Knight is mentioned in a letter dated June 7, 1863 from Hepsabeth Piper to her nephew Aaron Jones Fletcher.
The death of George W. Knight, Soldier in the United States Service, son of Simeon and Lucinda P. Knight, is recorded in the 1863/64 annual report for the Town of Acton: 18.
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