U.S. Army

WILLIAM J KNIGHT

Rank:

Private

Conflict/Era:

U.S. Civil War

Unit/Command:

Company E, 21st Ohio Infantry

Military Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Action Date:

April 1862

Medal of Honor Action Place:

Georgia

Citation:

One of the 19 Medal recipients from a group of 22 men who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and tract between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Additional Information:

Awarded Posthumously:

No

Born:

January 24, 1837, Apple Creek, Wayne County, Ohio

Died:

Stryker, Ohio

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