1st Lt. Daniel W. Melton, Company B, 7th Arkansas Infantry, captured at Franklin, POW at Johnson Island, Ohio
Daniel W. Melton enlisted July 25th, 1861, in Smithville, AR, as a Private. He was promoted to Sergeant, April 1862. Elected 2nd Lieutenant May 1862, then elected 1st Lieutenant on June 3rd, 1862. He was captured at Jonesboro GA on September 1st, 1864, exchanged on the 19th. He was again captured at Franklin November 30th, 1864. He survived as a POW at Johnson Island, Ohio, until June 17th, 1865. He died in 1883.
He is my 2X GG Grandfather on my mother’s side. He is buried in Mt Zion Cemetery Briggsville AR. Submitted by Brian Lambert (left). email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org