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William W. Knight Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-52

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of letters written by William W. Knight while he was fighting in the Civil War. They are addressed to his wife and father.  All of the letters in this collection have been copied from their original paper and the dates span 1861-1863.

Dates

  • 1861-1863
  • Acquired: 1985-01-03

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

William W. Knight was born around 1829 in what is today Berrien County, Ga.  He married Mary E. Carroll in 1855 and they conceived a daughter, Lillian Melissa, on March 22, 1862.  Knight was the son of Levi Knight and Ann Clements/Herrin.  He enlisted in the army on October 1, 1861.  Knight served in the 29th GA infantry in company K.  He was 6 feet in height, with dark hair and blue eyes.  He died December 27, 1863.

Source of Acquisition

William J. Knight

Method of Acquisition

signed Donor Agreement form

Appraisal Information

indicates that there are old law books in storage. If we got them they would have gone to library general.
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-15: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson.

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 31698 US
229-333-7150
229-259-5055 (Fax)