Francis R. Melton
Corporal in Company B

80th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
An American Civil War Regiment

US Army Discharge Papers for Corporal Francis R. Melton of Co. B, 80th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 1865

The following is a transcription of the above form, which was issued to Corporal Melton when he was honorably discharged from the US Army.

To all whom it may Concern

     Know ye, that Francis R. Melton a Corporal of Captain Wm. Mosier Company "B" 80th Regiment of Indiana Infty VOLUNTEERS who was enrolled on the Fourteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty-Two to serve three years or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this 22 day of June 1865, at Salisbury North Carolina by reason of Expiration of Term of Service.
(No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist)  
     Said Francis R. Melton was born in Martin Co. in the State of Indiana and is Forty one years of age, Five feet Eleven inches high, Fair complexion, Grey eyes, Light hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Farmer.
     Given at Salisbury N.C. this Twenty Second day of June 1865.

[signature illegible]
Capt and ACM 2d Div 23d AC

William Mosier Capt
Commdg. Co. "B" 80th Ind VI

An electronic copy of this form, and written permission to post it on the 80th Indiana website, was provided courtesy of Corporal Melton's Great Great Great Grandson Tom Melton.

Francis was a resident of Loogootee (pronounced La-Goat-tee) in Martin County, Indiana when he enlisted in what became Co. B of the 80th Indiana.  He was mustered into the Union Army for a 3 year term of service on September 3, 1862 at Camp Gibson near Princeton, Indiana.  Corporal Melton was mustered out of the army when the 80th was disbanded after the end of the war. 

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Source: Regimental Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Volumes III, IV, and VIII, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1866).

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