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Faces of the 6th

The Photographic History of original members of the

6th North Carolina State Troops

Copyright (C) 1999-2013, compiled by Historian, Rick Walton

The following photographs are of original members of the "Bloody Sixth". We are honored to include their images here.

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Private John Wesley Knott

Company A, Sixth North Carolina State Troops

Photo Courtesy of his descendant Bruce Zigler

Pvt. John Wesley Knott
(spelled Nott on muster rolls)

Company A, Sixth North Carolina State Troops

Prior Occupation: Farmer
Enlisted: September 15, 1862
Where: Yadkin County
Age at enlistment: 18
Captured: Rappahannock Station, Va.  November 7, 1863 & sent to Point Lookout, Md
Paroled: February 24, 1865 at Aikens Landing, Va. and appeared on the Hospital Muster at General Hospital Camp Winder, Richmond, Va. in March 1865..

John Wesley Knott was born on February 18, 1844 and lived near Bloomtown by the Yadkin River. After the war he had nine boys and in the 1880's moved to Champaign, Illinois. He died there on February 14, 1912.








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