I found these William Knightons who were Prisoners of War during the Civil War. I'm not sure who they were, but perhaps it will help someone.
"CIVIL WAR PRISONERS OF WAR RECORDS- 1861-1865"
Captured: May 4, 1864: WILLIAM C. KNIGHTON
Where Taken: LAURENS CO, ARKANSAS
Sent to: MILITARY PRISON, ALTON, ILLINOIS
Discharged: Feb 11, 1865- "Released Unconditionally"
Name: WILLIAM KNIGHTON
Rank: Private- Company "G"- 56th Infantry
Died: Ft. MONROE, VIRGINIA
Name: W.R. KNIGHTON
Regiment: 22nd Alabama Infantry, Calhoun Co, Alabama
Captured: Calhoun Co, Alabama
Sent to: LOUISVILLE, KY.
Physical Description: Height: 5'9"- Hair color: Dark- Eyes: Blue.
Name: WILLIAM Y. KNIGHTON
Captured: LAURENCE CO, ARKANSAS
Date Captured: Oct 7, 1863
Sent to: ALTON MILITARY PRISON, Alton, Illinois
Physical Description: Light Complexion- Eyes: Blue- Height: 5'8" - age 38:
Date: Feb 11, 1865: Uncondiionally Released.
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