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Oscar Mansfield KnightRoster ID 12
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1842|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Oscar Mansfield Knight. Class of 1842. Genealogy: Born Oct. 3, 1823, Nottoway Co., VA; Father- John Hughes Knight (b. 1792 d. 1852); Mother- Sallie Everett Carter (m. 1815); Paternal grandparents- Woodson Knight of Lunenburg Co., VA & Patty Walton, m. June 18, 1771; Maternal grandparents- William Carter & Jane Crenshaw. Marriage- Ellen Todd (d. March 26, 1916); children: Everett Wickliff (daughter), m. Cyrus DeCamp of Brooklyn, NY. Oscar was the uncle of Emmet Knight, VMI Class of 1867/New Market cadet. VMI record: Entered VMI Nov. 11, 1839 & graduated July 4, 1842, standing 14th out of 16 graduates. Military Record: Civil War, Captain, 9th Virginia Cavalry Regiment; resigned Oct. 21, 1862, citing ownership of slaves, age, service rendered, and widowed mother. Career: doctor, farmer. Died Dec. 22, 1918, Wilmington, NC.|