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Box 1: W.W Knight Papers, 1861-1863

 Box — Box: 1
Collection number: Box 1
Scope and Contents

Civil War letters WW Knight Mary Knight

Dates: Created: 1861-1863

Folder 1: Letters, 1861

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1
Scope and Contents October 12, 1861 -William W. Knight writes a letter to his wife describing his journey to the hospital and through the countryside.October 22, 1861 -Knight explains that the soldiers are bored, and he is awaiting his opportunity to return home to see his family.December 1, 1861 -Knight writes to his wife explaining the recent outbreak of measles in the camp.December 18, 1861 -Knight writes to his wife asking her to respond to the letters that he sends her,...
Dates: Created: 1861

Folder 2: Letters 1862

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2
Scope and Contents January 22, 1862 -Knight explains to his wife an incident involving a Confederate vessel and Yankee soldiers.March 7, 1862 -Knight describes the cold weather and frozen ground. He also expresses interest in the money he sent home for his family.April 17, 1862 -Knight writes about his company prevailing in a battle with the Yankees, and their relocation to the Costans Bluff.June 12, 1862 -Knight writes to his wife about the goods he received from her, and...
Dates: Created: 1861-1863

Folder 3: Letters, 1863

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents January 4, 1863 -William writes this letter to his wife about his roundtrip and his hunger. February 25, 1863 -Knight writes this letter to his wife in an attempt to predict the end of the war. March 6, 1863 -William Knight writes this letter explaining his thoughts on the future of America, and of a Yankee attack the previous night. March 13, 1863 -This letter from William to his wife expresses his feelings on not being in debt after the war....
Dates: Created: 1863

William W. Knight Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-52

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.

Dates: 1861-1863; Acquired: 1985-01-03