Wednesday, January 21, 2015

James F. Melton.

Kentucky C. S. A. 12th., Cavalry.

James F. Melton,Captain,Enlisted May 1, 1861, at Richmond,Virginia, as 2nd.,Lieutenant 9th., Alabama Infantry; Resigned September, 1861.  Returned to Kentucky; Recruited an independent company of cavalry; Captured at Fort Doneison,February 16,1862; Prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio; Escaped through Canada; Recaptured in Kentucky; Returned to prison at Alton, Illinois, Escaped; Returned to Kentucky; Recruited company "G." 12th.,Cavalry; Participated in all battles in which the regiment was engaged; Resigned September i,1864, to  accept position in Secret Service in Kentucky.  Rendering valuable service; Elected Captain, November 2,1863.

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