A Guide to the Silas Etheridge Melson Papers, 1862, 1897
Born to Pledger Melson and Martha Green Etheridge in Terrell County, North Carolina, Silas Etheridge Melson (1828-1897) married Amelia Cason in 1854. The couple bore twelve children, whom they raised in Pontotoc, Mississippi. During the Civil War, Melson enlisted in Company F of the 41st Mississippi Volunteer Regiment of the Confederate Army.
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A muster roll and newspaper clippings compose the Silas Etheridge Melson Papers, 1862, 1897 documenting his service in Company F of the 41st Mississippi Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Two muster rolls list the soldiers in Melson’s regiment, while clippings consist of his obituary notices.
This collection is open for research use.
Silas Etheridge Melson Papers, 1862, 1897, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers