Knox during the Civil War

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In the war of the rebellion, from her somewhat remote situation, this little town responded patriotically to the call of the government for volunteers. Seventy-seven volunteers went to fight in the battles of the Union. Many of them never came back to receive the great honors that awaited them.[1]

Deciding who qualifies to be listed as a "Knox" veteran is challenging. The "77" volunteers refers to the 77 names listed in Howell and Tenney, but all they have in common is that they enlisted in Knox. Some were not born or Knox, or never lived in Knox. Below is a large list of soldiers associated with Knox in some way.

Resources:

The town below "History" indicates the town they are listed in as a veteren in History of the County of Albany, N. Y., from 1609 to 1886, compiled by George Rogers Howell and Jonathan Tenney. The "History" list was taken from Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War.

R: gives the town the soldier resided in, and E: gives the town the soldier enlisted in. Hilltown information is documented in Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War.

The town under "Muster" indicates the birth place, according to New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 - individual cards indexed on Ancestry.com

The town listed under "Heroes" indicates hometown described in The Heroes of Albany: A Memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County of Albany. A mentioned here means the soldier died during the war. The list is not absolutely complete

The regiment and company "Report" show Regiment of a soldier associated with Knox in Annual Report of the Adjutant-General - many volumes of information published over several years.

The town under "Carnival" indicates the town the soldier was born in according to Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, by Richard Keating, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998

The towns(s) under "Census" show where the soldier lived.

The town(s) under "Born" indicate where the soldier was listed as being born. Records vary.

The location and date under "Buried" means we know where and when the soldier was buried.

Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Adams, Giles - R: Albany
E: Berne
Albany
Knox
Albany
- 177th G
7 HA B
Not given Guilderland
Albany
Knox
Albany
North Carolina 1864
Allen, Henry H. (Alben) Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Berne Knox 7th K Berne Knox Knox Petersburg 1864
Auchampaugh, Miriam
Mirans Auchenbock
Miram Auchampaugh
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Albany
Knox - 80th K - Knox 1865 Knox -
Barckley, Michael Henry
Michael H. Barclay
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Albany
Knox Knox 7th K Knox Knox Knox Knox 1864
Baxter, Charles - Buried in the Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
England - 7th K Not given Guilderland England Knox
Bell, Albert E.
Berne Soldier
Knox
Berne
R: Knox
Albany
E: Knox
Berne
Albany
Berne - 177th G - Berne
Rensselaerville
Berne 1887
Bouck, Hamilton B. - R: Middleburg
E: Middleburg
Middleburg - 134th D - Middleburg
Broome
Schoharie
Wright
Middleburg Knox
Bouck, Peter G. - R: Berne
Albany
E: Berne
Albany
Middleburgh - 15th Eng H - Schoharie Middleburg Knox
Bronk, Elias - R: Schenectady
E: Schenectady
Knox - 134th F
91st G
- Guilderland Knox Kansas 1887
Bundy, Joseph M.
Joseph M. Bunday
Joseph Merchant Bundy
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox Knox 7th K Knox Knox Knox Andersonville 1864
Burgess, Allen Davis - R: Greenville
E: Greenville
Knox - 120th K - Greenville Knox Greenville 1862
Burlingame, Kleber Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Germany - 61st I - - Germany -
Campbell, Adam Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox Knox 7th K Knox Knox Knox North Carolina 1865
Canull, John Henry
John H. Cannell
John Henry Carroll
Berne Soldier
Knox
Berne
R: Berne
E: Knox
Berne Not Given 7th K Berne Berne Berne Petersburgh 1864
Cartwright, George W.
Cortwright on grave
- R: Gallupville
E: Wright
Gallupville
Albany
Albany - 134th C - Rensselaerville
Wright
Gallupville
Rensselaerville Knox
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Chandler, Nelson D. - R: Buffalo, NY
E: Buffalo
Washinton, DC.
Not given - 44th A - Knox 1890 - Knox 1897
Chrysler, Erskine - R: Albany
E: Albany
Not Given - 91st D - Knox Knox Washington, DC 1865
Chrysler, Miner - R: Albany
E: Albany
Wright - 91st B - Knox 1865 Wright West Berne 1922
Chrysler, Philip
Philip L. Chrisler
(Crysler)
- R: Syracuse
E: Syracus
Knox - 122nd F - Knox
Wisconsin
Knox Wisconsin 1926
Courtney, Francis Knox R: -
E: Knox
Albany
Ireland - 177th G - - Ireland Bonnet Carre, La. 1863
Covert, James D. Knox R: New Baltimore, Greene Co.
E:New Baltimore
Coeymans, NY
Knox
Greenville, NY - 156th H - New Baltimore, Greene Co., NY Greenville, NY -
Crary, Henry Augustus
(Cary)
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 177th G - Knox 1865 Knox Knox
Crounse, Henry Knox R: Guilderland
E: Knox
New Scotland
Albany
Guilderland - 91st D - New Scotland Guilderland Meadowdale 1901
Crounse, John Quincy Adams Knox R: Albany
E: Albany
Not found Knox 11th NY Bat - Seward
Cobleskill
Sharon Sharon 1864
Damon, Andrew J. Knox R: -
E: Knox
Wright
Pomfret, VT - 7th K Pomfret, VT Knox Pomfret, VT Andersonville 1864
Davis, Joseph B. Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox
America
- 61st I - Knox Knox Virginia 1863
Dennison, Eli - R: Albany
E: Albany
Knox - 2nd NY Cav - - Knox Andersonville 1864
Drum, Joseph - R: Hancock, NY
E: Hancock, NY
Schoharie, NY - 144th F - Cobleskill
Middleburgh
Knox
Berne
Schoharie Knox 1910
Duel, Levi
Levi Dull
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Wright - 7th K Wright Wright Wright Andersonville 1864
Ecker, Jerome W. Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 177th G - Knox 1865
Albany
New Scotland
Knox New Scotland 1934
Ecker, Miner Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 61st I - Knox Knox Berne
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Engle, Charles - R: Binghamton
E: Vestal, Broome Co.
Albanyy - 137th B - Knox
Broome Co.
Knox Broome Co. 1918
Engle, Jacob - R: Binghamton
E: Binghamton
Not given - 109th H - Knox Knox Broome Co. 1864
Engle, John C. - R: New York City
E:Vestal, Broome Co.
Not given - 51st A - Knox 'Knox Virginia 1862
Fairlee, William Darius Knox R: -
E: Knox
Albany
Wright - 177th G - - Wright -
Finch, Edwin - E: Wright
Albany
Albany - 15th Cav I - Knox
Virginia
Knox -
Finch, Foster M. - E: Albany 'Knox - 7th NY HA Not Given Knox Knox 1885
Finch, Richmond - R: Syracue
E: Syracuse
Not Given - 3rd Cav I
15 Cav I, B, G
- Knox
N. Carolina
Colorado
Knox Colorado 1898
Foley, Daniel F. Knox R: -
E: Knox
Albany
Albany - 177th A - - Albany -
Freligh, William H. H. - R: Albany
E: Albany
Knox - 177th B - Knox
Colonie
Knox Niskayuna 1910
Fullerton, Philip - R: Albany
E: Albany
Rensselaer - 91st D - - Rensselaer Knox 1906
Gage, Alonzo - R: Schenectady
E: Schoharie
Schenectady
Knox - 134th A - Owego
Racine, WI.
Knox
Duanesburg
Racine, WI Aft 1910
Gage, Hiram M. - R: Schoharie
E: Schoharie
Knox - 134th C - Schoharie
Tennessee
Knox Tennessee 1911
Gallup, James Henry Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
Knox - 177th A - Knox 1865
Bethlehem
Knox Knox 1924
Gallup, John Enos - R: Albany
E: Albany
Albany - 177th F - Albany Knox
Albany
Albany 1895
Gallup, John Jay Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Albany
Knox - 177th A - Knox 1865 Knox Knox
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Gallup, Seth - R:Maine, Broome Co.
E: Lisle ot Maine, Broome, New York
Knox - 50th Eng. E - Berne
Maine, Broome Co. NY
Binghamton
Knox Endicott NY
Florida?
Gould, Jesse T. - R: Martinsburg
E: Greig, Lewis Co.
Knox - 5th Art L - Greig, Lewis Co. Knox Lewis Co. 1872
Gray, Robert
(Grey)
- R:Boonville, Oneida Co.
E:Boonville
Greig, Lewis Co.
Knox - 14th F - Knox Knox Syracuse 1901
Gress, Andrew
Andrew Grass
Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
Berne
Knox
- 7th HA B Not mentioned Knox 1865
Berne
Knox Thompsons Lake 1868
Hallenbeck, Urias
Uriah Hallenbeck
Knox R: Albany
E: Fulton
Albany
Berne
Cohoes
- 177th G - Fulton Berne
Cohoes
Illinois 1863
Ham, Myron L. Knox R: -
E: Knox
Albany
Albany - 177th G - - Albany Albany 1863
Hanes, Adam Mathias Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Albany
Knox Knox 91st K - Knox Knox Louisiana 1863
Hanes, Amos Gideon
Amos G. Hane (Haner)
Knox R: Guilderland
E: Knox
Albany
Knox Knox 91st D - Knox Knox Knox 1864
Hanes, Elias (Elias Hane)
Elias Hawes
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox Knox 7th K Knox Knox Knox Knox 1864
Haswell, Arthur
Arthur Hawell
Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
Knox Schoharie 177th B - Knox Knox Albany, 1863
Havens, William
Berne Soldier
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Berne Berne 7th K Berne Berne Berne Knox 1864
Hawley, John Jacob Warner (alias) - -
Henion, William A.
Wm. Hemon
Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
New Jersey - 18th Cav D - Knox 1865 New Jersey 1899
Hochstrasser, Charles
Charles H. Hockstrasser
Berne Soldier
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Berne
Berne - 177th G
Same as 10th
- Berne
New Jersey
Berne Albany 1891
Hyser, Charles - R: Schenectady
E: Schenectady
Duanesburgh - 142 I - Duanesburgh Duanesburgh 1897 - Ostrander
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Kellogg, Andrew W. Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Florida
(Near Duanesburg)
R: Knox
B: Florida, NY
11 Battery - Knox Florida, NY Baltimore 1862
Kelly, Samuel W. Knox R: -
E: Knox
Albany
Albany - 177th A - - Albany Albany
Ketcham, Newton Knox R: Knox
E:Knox
Albany
Knox - 9th NY HA A Knox 1865
Guilderland
Knox Thompsons Lake 1925
Ketcham, William H. - New Hartford,
IOWA
- - 32 IOWA E - Knox 1865 Knox Knox 1922
Kniskern, Harrison
Harrison Kniskem
Knox
Berne
R: Knox
E: Berne, Knox
Not given - 61st I Knox 1865 Knox
Berne
Albany 1911
Lelie, Spencer
Spencer Levie
Spencer Zelie existed
Knox R: -
E: -
- - - - - - -
Lewis, Allen - E: Albany Albany - 44th A
146th A
- Knox 1865 Albany Knox - 1880
Lewis, John - E: Albany Albany - 177th B - Knox
Albany
-
Ludden, Alonzo Grove
Berne Soldier
Knox
Berne
R: Knox
E: Knox
Augusta Co., VA Augusta Co., VA 177th NY Inf G - Berne Augusta Co., VA Gallupville 1865
Mereness, Jacob - E: Wright Schoharie - 134th I - Sharon, Schoharie Co. Schoharie Knox1862
Merrihew, Orville A.
Orville Merrihue
Knox
Berne
R: Albany
E: Knox
Albany Not Given 7th NY HA D Albany Berne Knox
Berne
Albany
South Carolina 1864
Mitchell, William - R: Albany
E: Albany
Not stated - 11th NY LA - Knox 1890 Knox
Morenus, William
William Moreans
- R: Schoharie
E: Fulton
Knox - 134th I - Gilboa
Richmondville
Fulton
Knox 1907
Morse, Royal A. - E: Albany Not Given - 3rd Inf E, F, A - Knox 1890
Albany
New Hampshire 1903
O'Donald, George Robert
George O'Donnell
Knox R: -
E: Knox
Not Given - 175 Inf B - - - (Deserted)
Ostrander, Weston - R: Albany
E: Albany
Duanesburgh - 15th Eng L
50th Eng U
- Knox 1965
Cobleskill
Chemung
Duanesburgh Chemung 1926
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Osterhout, William A. - E: Troy, NY Albany - 125 NY Inf
4 NY HA H
- Knox 1865
Troy
Knox -
Partridge, Rufus K. - R: Albany
E: Albany
Knox - 2nd NY HA I - Knox
Albany
-
Pier, David
David Peer
- R: Broadalbin, Fulton, NY
E: Broadalbin
Knox - 13 NY HA F, C
6 NY HA K
- Broadalbin
New Scotland
Saratoga
Knox 1887
Pier, George - E: Broome Co. Not given - 50 Eng G - Knox
Tioga Co. NY
Knox Knox 1864
Pitcher, David - R: Mentz, Cayuga, NY
E: Mentz
Knox (T Reg.) - 9th NY HA F - Michigan Knox -
Pitcher, Amos
Amas Pitcher
- - Knox - 9th HA - Knox Knox 1865
Price, Charles Knox R: -
E:-Knox
Knox - 7th K Knox - Knox Salisbury, NC 1864
Quay, John Minor
John Miner Quay
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 7th K Knox Knox 1865 Knox Knox - 1912
Quay, Lewis Washington Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox Knox 7th K Not given Knox Knox Knox - 1863
Quay, Paul Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox Knox 7th K Knox Knox 1865 Knox Millen, GA 1864
Reely, Samuel H.
POSSIBLE Samuel Reilly
Nothing Definite
Knox R: -
E:-
- - - - - -
Reinhart, Addison Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
E 7th K K Knox 1865
Riter, George Knox E: Knox Knox Not given 61st I - - Knox Virginia 1864
Roach, Isaac Jonathan Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Albany
Knox Knox 44th F - Knox
Albany
Knox Knox
Rust, Pulaski - Schoharie Pine Plains,
Dutchess Co.
- 3rd Cav - Broome,
Schoharie Co.
Pine Plains,
Dutchess Co.
Knox 1908
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Saddlemire, Denison Knox R: Knox
Albany
E: Albany
Knox - 11th LA - Knox 1865
California
Knox -
Saddlemire, Harvey - E: Albany Albany - 7th HA B Not given Knox
West Troy
-
Sant, Leonard C. - R: Auburn
E: Sterling, Cayuga, NY
Knox
Sterling
- 138 G became
9th NY HA
- Sterling Knox
Sterling
Cayuga Co. 1886
Schermerhorn, Phillip - E: Albany Knox - 3rd F - Guilderland Knox
Berne
Guilderland 1908
Schoonmaker, Paul - E: Albany Knox - 7th HA E 'Knox" Knox
Wright
NYC
Knox Guilderland 1901
Secor, Andrew
Andrew Secoy
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 44th G - Knox
Berne
Knox Thompsons Lake 1812
Secor, Andrew Jr. Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 61st I - Knox Knox Michigan 1918
Secor, Charles Knox E: Knox Knox - 9th HA A - Knox 1865
New Scotland
Bethleham
Knox Guilderland 1935
Secor, Gabriel Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox Knox 91st D - Knox Knox Berne 1864
Secor, Gabriel Henry Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 91st D - Knox 1865
Berne
Albany
Knox Albany 1924
Secor, John Simon
John E. Secor
Simon John Secor
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 9th HA A - Knox 1865
New Scotland
Knox Thompsons Lake 1895
Secor, Joel - Knox Knox - 7th K Knox Knox 1865
Berne
Knox Petersburgh 1864
Secor, Peter Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 61st I - Knox 1865 Knox Cohoes 1900
Settle, Madison Knox R: ???
E: -
Wright None given 177th G - Wright
Schoharie
Wright Tennessee 1863
Shufeldt, Edward
Edward Shufelt
Knox R: Knox
E: -
Knox - 7th K None Given Knox
Iowa
Knox Iowa Aft. 1900
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Shufeldt, Franklin
Frank Shufelt
Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
Berne - 11th L. A. - Knox
Albany
Knox 1906
Shufeldt, Sidney
Sydney Shaefelt
- E: Wright
Albany
R: Albany
Knox - 11th Batty - Knox
Greenbush
Rensselaer
Knox
Albany
Knox
Simons, George Albert
Berne Soldier
Knox
Berne
R: Berne
E: Knox
Berne
Albany
Berne - 177th G - Albany
Berne
Albany
Berne
-
Sitterly, Lawrence - E: Albany Knox - 7th A Knox Knox
Bath
Schenectady
Knox
Princtown
Schenectady 1915
Sitterly, Ira - E: Albany Knox - 192nd - Schenectady Knox Schectady 1907
Smith, John
John Schetter
John Hurst
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Canada Knox 7th K Canada Knox
Canada
Knox Baltimore 1865
Smith, William J. - E: Albany Duanesburg - 43rd B - Knox
Berne
Duanesburg Knox 1901
Spawn, Henry - R: Roscoe, IL - - 12th IL Cav M - Berne
Iowa
S. Dakota
Knox Iowa 1912
Spawn, Lewis - R: Albany
E: Schoharie
- - 18th F - Berne Knox
Owego
S. Dakota 1921
Spawn, William Berne R: Gallupville
E: Berne
Knox - 134th C - Berne
Illinois
Knox
Berne
S. Dakota 1929
Spencer, William H. - R: Hamilton, NY
E: Hamilton
Not given - 61st C - Knox 1865 - -
Stafford, David Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
Knox - 177th H - Knox
Guilderland
Knox Knox 1910
Stafford, Isaac - Guilderland New York - 43rd H - Knox
Duanesburg
Knox Washington DC 1862
Stafford, John T. Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
Albany - 18th Cav - Knox 1865
Guilderland
Knox Knox 1922
Stafford, Thomas Jr. - E: Albany Knox - 7th K Knox Knox Knox Petersburg 1864
Stalker, John (John Stakes) Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Knox - 61st I - Knox Knox Washington, D. C.
Philadelphia 1865
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Stalker, William Henry
Henry W. Stalker
Berne Soldier
Knox
Berne
R: Berne
E: Knox
Yes Berne 61st I or J - Berne
Knox
Berne
New Salem
Washington, D. C. 1864
Steiner, Cornelius
Cornelius Stiner
- Berne Yes - 7th M Knox Berne Berne Berne 1880
Steiner, Daniel Henry
Daniel Henry Stiner
Daniel Henry Sliner
Knox R: Berne
E: Albany
Yes - 177th G
7th NY M
Sharon, NY Berne
Schoharie
New Scotland
Berne
Sharon<Seward
Schenectady 1922
Steiner, George Washington
George W. Stiner
Berne Soldier
Knox R: -
E: Knox
Troy
Albany
Yes - 104th
177th
7th C, D, M
Middleburgh Knox
Berne 1890
Greenville
Schoharie Co. Berne 1926
Steiner, John M.
John Michael Stines
Berne Soldier
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Yes - 11th L.A. - Berne 1890 Middleburg Berne 1924
Stevens, Peter H. Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Yes Knox 7th K Knox Knox Knox Andersonville
Sturgess, Charles Edmund (Sturgis) Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Yes 7th K Knox Knox 1865 Knox Knox
Swart, Ira - E: Albany Albany - 15th Engineers H - Knox 1965 Knox
Albany
Bath, NY 1914
Swart, Miles - Albany Yes - 15th Eng. H Knox 1865
Knox 1890
Knox
Albany
Knox
Taggart, James - Wright Yes - 134th Co. C - Wright Ireland Knox
Taggart, John A. - Wright
Albany
Yes 93rd Co. I - Wright
Guilderland 1890
Wright Knox
Thompson, John - Albany Yes - 93rd C - Knox 1865
Todd, George Knox R: -
E: Knox
Albany
Yes - 177th G
10th
- - England -
Towsend, Chauncey Groat
Chauney G. Towsand
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Yes - 61st I - Knox Knox -
Van Alstine, George D.
George D. Vanalstine
- - Yes - 12th E - Hamden
Laurens
Berne
Knox
Van Benscoten, Jacob
Jacob Van Benschoter
Jacob Van Benscoter
Jacob Vanbunschoten
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Yes - 7th K Knox Knox 1865
Guilderland
Altamont 1890
Knox Knox
Name History
Town
Resided
Enlisted
Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried
Vroman, William - Schenectady Yes - 177th C - - Knox
Warren, Patrick - Albany Yes - 7th G New York City Knox 1865 Ireland
New York City
Andersonville
Way, Harvey - - - - - - Knox Knox
Way, Henry - - - - - - Knox Knox Knox 1900
West, Ezra - Wright
Gallupville
Yes - 177th A - Wright
Berne
Knox 1890
Bath
Knox
Albany
Bath, NY
1921
Westfall, Elias - Albany Yes - 7th E Knox Knox
Guilderland
Knox Altamont
1917
Whipple, Thomas Pinkney
Thomas Pinckney Whipple
Knox R: Knox
E: Albany
Yes - 177th G - Knox 1865
Richmondville
Berne Richmondville
1896
Wilday, Alva - E: Albany Berne - 43rd D - Berne Berne Knox
Williams, Henry Crary
Schoharie Soldier
Knox R: Knox
E: Knox
Yes - 61st I (H) - Knox 1865
Schenectady
Cherry Valley -
Wood, Jesse D.
Berne Soldier
Knox R: Berne
E: Knox
Yes Berne 10th C - Berne Berne Berne
1863
Young, Perry - Albany Yes - 7th I Knox Greenbush
Albany
Knox Menands
1875
Young, Treat D. - Otsego Yes - 121st I - Schoharie
Otsego
Schoharie Knox
1908
Name History Enlisted Muster Heroes Service Carnival Census Born Buried

A very large number of men from Knox were in the 7th Regiment of the New York Heavy Infantry. In Carnival of Blood Keating discusses the "enlistment bounty" these men got for enlisting and passing the physical, $50 from the state and $50 from Albany County, more money than they had ever seen before.

On page 3, Keating wrote:

In the rural hamlet of Knox, in farm country ten miles west of Albany, young Michael Barkley gained a commission as first lieutenant in Company K, primarily because he was a recent college graduate, but he had also managed to convince twenty-one men from the small community to enlist in the Regiment. His recruiting efforts were then a cause for admiration and celebration, during the patriotic euphoria which gripped the Northern States in the summer of 1862. Three years later, Barkley and sixteen of the twenty-one were dead, and the mood would be far different.

Regiments in which men from Knox served

7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

There were at least 16 men from Knox who served in the 7th Regiment. Some of the Regiments major battle were at Petersburg, Cold Harbor, Weldon Station, Spotsylvania. Three of the men from Knox were killed in battle, or died of their wounds. Five were captured, four of whom died in prison of starvation or disease. One was missing in action. Click here for more about the 7th Regiment and a listing of the men from the Hilltowns who served in it.

Soldiers associated with Knox

Additional Names from Knox Sesquicentennial list:

  • George H. Williams (1836-1883) died at Berkeley, CA - Knox Cemetery - Might be George Williams from the NY 7th Heavy Artillery who enlisted in Watervliet July 30, 1862 but deserted August 5, 1862. Served 6 days. There were many George Williams from the area in the Civil War.
  • Albert Simons Pvt. 11 Reg Co. G
  • John S. Simons Pvt 9th Art. Co. A Discharged on Disability
  • Hiram Clift Captain Navy (1803 - 1874) Buried in Knox Cemetery

Found on Ancestry.com

  • Gallup, Hubert (Herbert, Gallerp) - Born in Knox but usually listed as a Schoharie soldier.
  1. Altamont Enterprise, 12 Oct. 1934, article by Margaret E. Burke on the history of Knox.

Listed in Annual Report of the Adjutant General for 1868
William H. Van Benschoten made Captain May 5 1866, resides in Knox
John J. Hungerford made First Lieutenant May 5, 1866, resides in Knox
Edwin W. Cheesbro made Second Lieutenant May 5, 1866, resides in Knox

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