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McKnight, Charles M.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i10/10/62, 4SGT, Co. H, 13th VT INF, d/dis 5/25/63

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VITALS

Birth: 07/27/1840, Calais, VT
Death: 05/25/1863

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 130498569

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father Thomas, 3/5/1879
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site
WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Fairview Cemetery, Calais, VT

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Photo

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History
Thirteenth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
War of 1861-1865
)

Biography

SERGEANT CHARLES M. McKNIGHT enlisted from the town of Calais, Vt., August, 1862, at the age of 22 and joined Company H. Was appointed Sergeant in which capacity he served until stricken down with sickness and sent to the hospital where he died May 24th, 1863. He was a very highly respected young man and stood well among his comrades. His conduct at Fairfax Court House, December 28th, 1862 when our Brigade was attacked by General J. E. B. Stuart gave promise of sufficient courage for any duty on the battlefield, He was cool, brave and active. (See page 320 for picture.)

Source: Sturtevant, p. 655