Civil War Records of George W. (Warren) Knight(s)


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

age 20;

died April 10, 1863, St. James Hospital, New Orleans, La., of disease

MASSCW, 4:636

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  x

Grand Army of the Republic



Date April 10, 1863
Place New Orleans, La.
Burial Monument National Cemetery, Chalmette, La. (Roll of Honor, 21:355)
Survived by  

Additional Information

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,"

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.

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "Our Honored Dead," as "Geo Warren Knights." (Not to be confused with George W. Knights of the 6th Mass. Inf.)


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 16, 74, 124.



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