Bouvier and Kauffman Families

George Washington Knights

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Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Thomas Knights 18 Jan 1778 Phebe Burnham MAY 1778

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 20 Jun 1817 Shrewsbury, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Marriage 23 Mar 1837
Occupation Farmer
Death 12 Jun 1897
Burial Fairview Cemetery, Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, United States


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Served in the 14th Vermont Infantry in U.S. Civil War as a seargent, from 8/28/1862 - 7/30/1863. Was originally organized for the defense of Washington after some early Union disasters of the war. The 14th fought at the battle of Gettysburg... from Wikipedia:

On the afternoon of July 2, the 14th double-quicked to the rescue of a Union battery that was threatened by an attack by Confederate General A. P. Hill. The 13th, 14th and 16th Vermont regiments played a pivotal role in the Union repulse of Pickett's Charge on the afternoon of July 3. The 13th and 16th regiments flanked James L. Kemper's brigade as it approached the copse of trees on Cemetery Ridge, then the 16th wheeled about, and joined by the 14th, stopped the advance of Cadmus M. Wilcox's brigade, capturing hundreds of Virginians. Lieutenant George Benedict, an aide to Brigadier General George J. Stannard, related General Abner Doubleday's reaction, saying he "waved his hat and shouted: 'Glory to God, glory to God! See the Vermonters go it!'"[1]
After the battle, the 14th regiment participated in the pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia across the Catoctin mountains to Middletown, Maryland, then back over South Mountain, through Boonesboro, to Williamsport by July 14. The regiment marched to Harper's Ferry, across South Mountain again, and camped near Petersville, near Berlin. On July 18, the regiment was released, took a train from Berlin to Baltimore. It reached New York City on July 20. General Edward Canby, who commanded a small number of troops trying to contain the Draft riots that had been raging for four days, asked Colonel Nicholson to hold his regiment in the city for a few days. Colonel Nichols gathered his regiment and made an impassioned plea for them to remain, but the men demurred. The regiment continued its trip home, arrived in Brattleboro on July 21, and mustered out on July 30.

1860 census lists Esther Graves (dob 1835) as a servant. Relative/in-law?



1890 Veterans Schedule

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