Melville Fiske Norris(1842 - )
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 20 year old student from Marion, AL when he enlisted as Private on 24 April 1861 in Company G, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present at most engagements from First to Second Manassas.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action at Boonsboro and Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
In action with his Company from Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862 through Chickamauga and Chattanooga in 1863. He was detailed as a provost guard on 3 January 1864. He was among the soldiers surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse, VA.
After the War:
He married in Allen, KS in 1870, and was a grocer living in Humbolt, KS at the 1870 US Census. He does not appear with his family there at the 1880 census.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1, which lists him as Melville S. Norris. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from family genealogists.
|Birth State: AL |
Burial Place: Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, KS
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15685]
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