Knight, Silas H.
Age: 19, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, m/o 5/29/63
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Birth: 1842, Stowe, VT
Burial: West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 66017569
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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West Branch Cemetery, Stowe, VT
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Silas H. Knight
born in Stowe, enlisted in the 5th VT Reg., Aug.16,'61; 19; mustered in private, in Co D, Sept 16th at St. Albans; went with his regiment to join the army soon after, but his constitution was not sufficient to ear the hardships of camp life, having two seasons of confinement with typhoid fever, and one of diphtheria, during the year and 3 mos. with the army; finally, in consequence of chhronic diarrhoea, from which he had been suffering 6 months, obtained a furlough and came home, Jan 15 '63 having been a number of times offered his discharge, which he refused, saying he should recover and wished to fight it out. After remaining at home, unable to return to the hospital, his discharge was sent to him, dated May 29 63" which he accepted, and after suffering 'till Aug. 10, 63' died and was buried in the burying-ground at the West Branch.
R. A Savage 1867 "Memorial Record" of Stowe VT, submitted by Maria N Wilkins 1869, published first Abby Hemenway's Gazetteer 1872, Vol II reprinted 1987, Stowe Historical Society, as History of Stowe To 1869; contributed by Barbara Baraw.