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Federal (USA)

Lieutenant

Evan Miles

(1838 - 1908)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Company officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, Second Battalion

Before Antietam

He was appointed 1st Lieutenant, 12th US Infantry on 5 Aug 1861.

On the Campaign

Probably with Company E, 2nd Battalion of the 12th at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He served as Regimental Quartermaster 19 Nov 1863 to 20 Jan 1865, and was promoted to Captain on 20 Jan 1865.

After the War

He transferred to the new 21st US Infantry 21 Sept 1866 at it's formation, served with them on Reconstruction duty in Virginia, and in 1869 went West - to Arizona by way of San Fransisco - in command of Company E. He was cited by brevet for action against the Nez PercÈs in 1877 (Clearwater, Idaho) and Piutes (or Pi Utes, Umatilla Agency, Oregon) in 1878.

He was appointed Major of the 25th Infantry - the famed "Buffalo Soldiers" - on 24 Apr 1888, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 20th Infantry 25 Apr 1892, transferred to the 22nd in September 1895 and, finally, the First Infantry in November. He was made Colonel of that regiment on 4 May 1897. During the Spanish-American War he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers (6 Oct 1898 - 10 Jan 1899). He retired from active duty after nearly 38 years of service on 19 July 1899.

References & notes

Service data above from Heitman1. His birth and death information from a notice (pdf) in the New York Times, Tuesday, May 26, 1908, Pg. 7

Birth

03/28/1838; McVeytown, NY

Death

05/25/1908 San Francisco, CA

Notes

1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 708  [AotW citation 856]