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Federal (USV)


Frederick Melott

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 13 June 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company K, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August 1861. He transferred to Company C on 20 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 1 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates,1 who says he was killed outright on 14 September, and Hardin.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/01/1862; in MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22881]

2   Hardin, Martin D., Twelfth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (41st Regiment of the Line) ..., New York City: M.D. Hardin, 1890, muster-out roll  [AotW citation 22882]