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Knight, Orris Pierre


Age: 20, credited to North Hero, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/18/61, m/i 11/19/61, CPL, Co. B, 1st VT CAV, pow 5/8/62, prld 9/21/62, m/o 10/7/62

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Birth: 03/02/1841, North Hero, VT
Death: 01/09/1915

Burial: South End Cemetery, North Hero, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 14387559


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: Son of Augustus Knight


3rd Great Granduncle of William Knight, Dahlonega, GA

3rd Great Granduncle of Leatitia Exner, Fridley, MN

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South End Cemetery, North Hero, VT

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The following article reports the death of several 1st Cavalry soldiers, erroneously including Orris Knight.

PAROLED CAVALRY PRISONERS -- Among the paroled prisoners recently arrived from the vicinity of Richmond were mostly Vermont Cavalry prisoners. The following list of Vermont Cavalry prisoners who died at Lynchburg is given by a correspondent of the Burlington Times:

Joseph Taylor, private, Co. G. died July 1, Langdon H. Nichols, corporal, Co. C died July 39, -- Reynolds, Co. G. died July 29, -- Wickware, private G., July 29, Albert Kennerson, private Co. D. died Aug. 6, Merritt Bassett, private Co. F. died August 5, Orris P. Knights, corporal, Co. B., left at Lynchburg, sick, died afterwards. Zebina Landon, corporal, Co. A., died in the hospital at Richmond about ten days before we left.

Source: Bellows Falls Times, Sept 26, 1862
Courtesy of Deanna French


Orris C. Knight, a Civil war veteran and postmaster at North Hero, died Saturday of heart disease, from which he had suffered for four years. Mr. Knight would have been 74 years old March 2.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Jan. 12, 1915

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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