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Knight, Orris Pierre

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/7/18808; widow Sarah A., 2/8/1915, 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: Son of Augustus Knight

DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Granduncle of William Knight, Dahlonega, GA

3rd Great Granduncle of Leatitia Exner, Fridley, MN

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

South End Cemetery, North Hero, VT

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Obituary

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 Times, Jan. 12, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Misinformation

Our Army Correspondence.
Annapolis, Sept. 15, 1862.

The following is a list of the 1st Vermont Cavalry prisoners who died at Lynchburg:

....

Orris P. Knights, Corporal Co. B, left at Lynchburg sick, died afterwards.

...

We have been starved, and lived without soap, lowsy, ragged and shoeless. On the whole, we are glad to reach our lines again, even in our sad plight. From behind the curtain, more anon. Sergt.

Source: Burlington Daily Times, 27 Sep 1862
Courtesy of Deanna French