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Federal (USV)


Minos J. Melson

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 24 in Company E, First Delaware Infantry on 4 October 1861 at Georgetown, DE.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Service information from State of Delaware1. His memorial is on Findagrave. He may be the M. M--- in a casualty list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862 who died on 20 September 1862 in the field hospital on the Hoffman Farm at Sharpsburg.


c. 1837; Worcester County, MD


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13732]