ADJUTANT GENERAL WILLIAM A. KNAPP was born September 14, 1842, in Massillon, Ohio. At the breaking out of the
War of the Rebellion he was engaged in the dry goods business.
He enlisted as a private in Company A, of the Nineteenth Ohio Volunteers, September 4, 1861. He was promoted to
the rank of Captain, and, in consequence of physical disability, was mustered out, October 19, 1864.
He was appointed Assistant Adjutant-General by Governor Hayes, on his accession to office, in January, 1868. He
was appointed Adjutant-General, May 15, 1869, to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of General E. F. Schneider.
He was reappointed by Governor Hayes, January, 1870, and by Governor Noyes, January 13, 1872.
Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872
Ohio State Officials and the 60th General Assembly
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