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Re: [civilwarwest] Elite Units - Knap's Battery

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  • hartshje@aol.com
    On 6/29/01, David Fonner wrote: Another battery that saw extewnsive service in both the East and the West was Knap s Battery (Independent Battery E,
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      On 6/29/01, David Fonner wrote:

      "Another battery that saw extewnsive service in both the East and the West
      was Knap's Battery (Independent Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery).
      Knap's battery was attached to John Geary's Division in the 12th Corps.
      Geary's son, Edward, was a lieutenant in the battery. Both Lt. Geary and the
      battery commander, Capt. Charles Atwell were killed at Wauhatchee Junction."

      Dave,

      You may already be aware of this, but there is a photo of Knap's battery on
      the Antietam battlefield in William Frassanito's book "Antietam - The
      Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day". On pages 93 - 98 there is a
      sub-chapter on Knap's battery's CW record, and also a photo of Joseph Knap.

      Just thought you'd be interested if you didn't already know about it.

      Joe H.
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