Charles Knapp

2nd great-grandfather of Chris Diskin

Born 14 July 1832, Lucerne County, Pennsylvania

Died 11 June 1907, Brooklyn, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

3 Jan 1862, Age 29, Private, Co. D also known as Earlville Guards and Earl Rifles, 23rd Illinois Infantry – known as the “First Irish” or “Irish Brigade”

            New Creek, West Virginia

            Clarksburg, West Virginia

            Parkersburg, West Virginia

            Moorefield, South fork of Potomac


            Pursuit of Lee

            Hedgesville and Back Creek

            Harper’s Ferry, Bolivar Heights, Maryland Heights, Snickers Ferry


            Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

            Cedar Creek, Berryville, Winchester, Fishers Hill

            Petersburg, Richmond

            Hatchers Run

            Appomattox Court Hose, Surrender of Lee

5 Jan 1864, Reenlisted, Private, Co. D, 53rd Illinois Infantry

            Sherman’s March to the Sea

            Carolinas campaign

            Battle of Bentonville

23 July 1865 joined 12th Pennsylvania Reserves (41st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment)

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