Description: Colonel Napoleon Boneparte Knight to Raise Delaware Cavalry Regiment
Date: August 13 1862
Newspaper published in: Georgetown
Source: Roger Martin Collection
Page/Column: This Week in Delaware History
Dover, Delaware August 13, 1862 :
Major Napoleon Boneparte
Knight, of Little Creek Hundred, Kent county, Delaware, has received
authority to raise four companies of cavalry in Delaware for the civil
Napoleon is the son of James and Rebecca Knight, a prominent
Kent county gentleman farmer family. of Little Creek Hundred, born the
3rd of 7 children. He as educated at a prominent educational institute
in New York. During the Civil War he rose to the rank of Colonel in
command of the first Delaware Cavalry Regiment, assigned to the 8th Army
Corps to Baltimore Defense, saw action at Westminster, later assigned
to the Army of Potomac, 6th Army, 1st division, 1st Brigade, with
action at Cold Harbor.
After the war in 1867, Col Knight moved to Salem, Oregon, where he became a Lawyer and married Sarah Ursula Miller, daughter of General John F. Miller. together they raised one son and two daughters.
Col Knight died in Salem, Oregon, 17 February 1902, 62 years of age,
where he was a lawyer. He and his wife are buried in Odd Fellows Rural
Cemetery, Marion county, Oregon.