KNAUFF, HENRY J. (1836 ~ 1908). Confederate veteran Henry Knauff was born in Pendelton, South Carolina in 1836.
He served in Company G, 4th South Carolina Infantry, Evans' Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. He later transferred to the 6th South Carolina Cavalry where served until the end of the war. Records indicate that there was an H.J. Knauff enlisted in Confederate military service on June 12, 1862 at Pendelton, South Carolina.
According to military records, it was reported Kanuff was "Absent in the hands of the enemy, June 11, 1864." It is unclear where he was captured, but he was held in a Union prison in New York for some time. He was released from confinement at Elmira, New York on June 16, 1865.
Knauff moved to Texas in 1866 and lived in Beaumont, Jefferson County where he was member of the Methodist Church. His profession was listed as a cabinetmaker, and he was married when he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin on July 11, 1906. He died there June 4, 1908 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery shortly after.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.