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William M. Knight served in Co.B, Hardwick Mtd.Rifles and was transferred to Co. H, 7th Georgia Cavalry when it was organized through consolidation of units.

He fought with the 7th Georgia Cavalry, Young's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia until being captured.

The following is the sad ending to his military career.

Excerpts taken from:

CAMP HOFFMAN, Point Lookout, Md. , September 22, 1864.
Captain MICHAEL EGAN, U.S., reporting

.......on the 18th requiring me to take charge of a body of 500 invalid prisoners of war, paroled for exchange from this place to report to Major Mulford, at Old Point.....
.......We arrived at Fortress Monroe at 9 p. m.......
.......on the following morning, 19th, was directed to proceed to Bermuda Hundred. 4 died that night......
.......on the 20th, Four of the prisoners died during the night.....
.......bodies of these men were delivered to H. E. Gates, assistant surgeon in charge post hospital at City Point......

.......one of these 4 who died on September 20, 1864 was W. M. Knight, Company H, Seventh Georgia Cavalry;.......

A salute to Pvt. William M. Knight who proudly fought for his country.


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