of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
KNIGHT, WILLIAM J.
Rank and Organization: Private, Company E, 21st Ohio Infantry. Place and
Date: Georgia, April 1862. Entered Service At: Farmer Center, Defiance County,
Ohio. Born: 29 January 1837, Apple Creek. Wayne County, Ohio. Date of Issue:
One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or
Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad
train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between
Chattanooga and Atlanta.
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