Knight, Herbert J.
Age: 25, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, m/o 1/20/65
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Birth: 01/31/1837, Dummerston, VT
Burial: Locust Ridge Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 71940639
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Locust Ridge Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Herbert J. Knight A Suicide
Hung Himself Yesterday Morning at His Home on High Street.
The lifeless body of Herbert J. Knight, 69, was found yesterday morning in a room in the rear of his house at 20 High street. The body was suspended by a rope attached to a spike driven into a beam, and when discovered at about 7 o'clock life had been extinct for about an hour. Mr. Knight, who had been in poor health for a long time and a great sufferer for several months, arose yesterday morning about 5 o'clock as was his custom and went to the barn. When he did not return to breakfast shortly before 7 o'clock Mrs. Knight became alarmed and began search. She found the body in a room over the barn, which is connected with the house. Although medical assistance was summoned immediately nothing could be done.
Herbert J. Knight was born in Dummerston Jan. 31, 1837. He enlisted in Company E of the famous 11th Vermont Volunteers Aug. 11, 1861, and participated in a dozen or more important battles during his 2 1/2 years of service. He never fully recovered from the effects of the exposure which he underwent while in the army. Mr. Knight had an excellent record as a soldier and was a man of good habits and unquestioned honesty. He had lived in Brattleboro for about 12 years.
He married Jan. 5, 1870 May J. Lee of Vernon and is survived by her and one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Wellington of Chelsea, Mass. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon and burial will be in Locust Ridge cemetery.Windham County Recorder, August 24, 1906
Contributed by Gail Lynde