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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Silas Etheridge Melson Papers, 1862, 1897



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Melson, Silas Etheridge, 1828-1897
Title: Melson, Silas Etheridge, Papers
Dates: 1862, 1897
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 3 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Olroyd, Ida May Melson. "The Melson, Murray, Hastings, and Clark Families." Rootsweb. Accessed July 13, 2011. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=idamay&id=I3228.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Melson, Silas Etheridge, 1828-1897 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 41st. Company F.
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Silas Etheridge Melson Papers, 1862, 1897, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F32 Muster rolls and newspaper clippings, 1862, 1897

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