Mustered into service as a Private on February 24th, 1864

Born 27 May 1840

Died 24 November 1864

Buried Florence National Cemetery, Florence County South Carolina

 Harrison Knight

Based off of the widows pension filed by Margaret Knight the family descendants have come to the following conclusion with Private Harrison Knight.


During a night march in June of 1864 in the Petersburg Virginia area Privates Harrison Knight and Louis Garrett became separated from the regiment and were captured. Both were sent to the Andersonville prison in Georgia and then in the fall of 1864 transferred to the Florence Prison in Florence South Carolina. It was here where Private Knight died of starvation and was buried at the prison. Private Garrett was eventually freed and sent back north but died in the hospital at Annapolis Maryland on January 17th, 1865. Before he died he wrote a letter to his wife asking he to inform Harrison's wife that he had died in the Florence prison of starvation.


Information supplied by Daniel Brothers family descendant.

Because of conflicting reports his widow Margaret didn't receive her pension payments until 18 years after the death of her husband.