Pvt. C Co. 12th PA Res. KIA at South Mountain.
Frederick Mellott was a son of John Welch Melott and Mary Anne Lauderbaugh. At the age of 20 he left the family farm and enlisted into the 12th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves - Company C. He also served in the 41st Pennsylvania Volunteers - Company K. Frederick was known as Freddy/Private - he was KIA at the Battle of South Mountain/Battle of Boonsboro - aged: 21 years. He served his country 11 months and participated in many battles. His body was identified after being buried on the battlefield and is acknowledged with his burial listed at Sharpsburg, Maryland Antietam National Cemetery - Grave Site#332-C-26. There are 4,776 Union remains (1,836 or 38% are unknown) buried here from the Battle of Antietam, South Mountain, Monocacy. All of the unknowns are marked with a 2nd #. C-26 meaning 26 other soldiers are acknowledged here with Frederick/Freddy.