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Confederate (CSV)


James O. Melton

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old lawyer, he enlisted in Appomattox County as Private, Company H, 18th Virginia Infantry on 7 May 1861. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant on 15 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 17 November 1862 in Winchester, VA.

References & notes

Service information from Robertson1 via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists.


c. 1838; Appomattox County, VA


11/17/1862; Winchester, VA


1   Robertson, James I., PhD, 18th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1984, roster  [AotW citation 24736]