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Knight, Philo J.


Age: 27, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/4/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT CAV, dis/dsb 10/1/62; enl 12/3/63, m/i 12/12/63, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 10/25/64, tr to Co. D, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 09/10/1836, Stowe, VT
Death: 04/05/1898

Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 136176532


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/3/1863; widow Hannah, 12/9/1898, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT

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Philo J. Knight


Born in Stowe, enlisted in the 1st Reg. Vt. Cav. Oct. 4, '61, aged 25; mustered in Co. I, Nov. 19, '61, at Burlington; performing duty with his regiment until about the first of March, '62, while constructing stables for horses, he was injured by the falling of a stick of timber, fracturing three ribs, and went to the camo hospital for a few days, and returned to duty in season for the Spring campaign. The fatigues and exposures incident thereto, caused the injuries from which he had not fully recovered, to become so troublesome as to again unfit him for duty, and he went to the Williamsport Hospital, and thence to Hagarstown and Burlington where he was discharged for a disability, Oct. 31, '62. He again enlisted Dec. 3, '63 at Brattleboro, mustered in Co. I, 11th Vt. Reg., Dec. 12, '63.

While on picket duty before the morning of the battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, '64, the rebels came upon him and took him with a number of others, prisoner; but as good fortune would have it, in about half an hour our cavalry came along, and the prisoners were ordered to lie down, which he did by the side of a large log, under which he crept unobserved, and left for our lines while the enemy retreated. Oct. 25, was promoted Corporal; during his service with the 11th regiment, was on daily duty with his company, and in all its battles, being laid aside only a few days after the march from Danville, caused by a slight wound in the foot received at the battle of Petersburg; transferred June 25, '65 to Co. A, soon after Co. D. mustered out Aug. 35, '65; received ? government bounty and $300 from the town; served 2 years, 9 mos. 19d.

Hemenway's Historical Hazetteer, 1871, ii:755


News & Citizen: APRIL 13, 1898

P. J. Knight died Tuesday April 5, of pneumonia. The funeral services were held from his home on Thursday, Rev. Mr. Dikey officiating

The remains were taken to Fairmont Cemetery for burial. Mr. Knight had a large circle of friends in town who extend their sympathy to the afflicted family.

Submitted by: Deanna French.