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Samuel Meeks

  • Birth 28 Jul 1846 Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 6 May 1925 Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Silver Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 5465348

Parents: Samuel Meeks and Polly Ann Buttram

Married to Sarah 'Sallie' Elizabeth Harris

Samuel Meeks served in the Confederate Army during the War Between the States.

He enlisted March 13, 1863 at Monticello, Wayne County, KY. He was a member of Company F of 11th Kentucky Cavalry which was under the command of General John Hunt Morgan. Samuel Meeks was a member of Morgan's Raiders. He was captured July 20, 1863 at Cheshire, Ohio and received at Camp Chase, Ohio July 26, 1863 from Cincinnati, Ohio. On August 20, 1863 he was transferred to Camp Douglas, Illinois. He was paroled on March 2, 1865 and brought to the James River in Virginia for exchange March 12, 1865.

In several issues of the Richmond Climax, Richmond Kentucky, there are many references to his attending Confederate reunions and reiterating that he and his company served as the famous 'Morgan's Raiders.'


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  • Created by: Gregg Lewis Kuethe Leeser
  • Added: 20 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5465348
  • Gregg Lewis Kuethe Leeser
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Meeks (28 Jul 1846–6 May 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5465348, citing James Barnett Cemetery, Silver Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Gregg Lewis Kuethe Leeser (contributor 46482688) .