Our Civil War Ancestors:
Pvt. Merritt Calvin Alloway
1837 - 1921 b. Spencer Co., KY. Buried Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, KY. He was a Private in Co.D, 1st KY Cavalry CSA (Wheeler’s Cavalry). Alloway enlisted Sept. 2,1862 at Lexington, KY. He was paroled May 11, 1865 at Washington, GA and took the oath May 22,1865 at Nashville,TN before he could return to KY. Merritt served in Jefferson Davis’ escort at the end of the war.
In later years, he attended Confederate reunions. He was a Democrat and Master Mason.
photo and text courtesy of LCWRT Life Member Lowell Griffin