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Confederate (CSV)

Private

John Pressly Miller

(1837 - 1916)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 52nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, he mustered as Private, Company E, 52nd Virginia Infantry on 1 August 1861 in Staunton, VA. He reenlisted on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the neck in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty 31 October 1862. He was wounded again, in the shoulder at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 and was back with his Company by the end of that year. He was surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.

After the War

He lived in Rockbridge County, VA and was a farmer, carpenter, and canal engineer.

References & notes

Service from Driver1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

08/15/1837; Rockbridge County, VA

Death

08/12/1916 Lexington, VA; burial in Broad Creek ARP Church Cemetery, Rockbridge County, VA

Notes

1   Driver, Robert J., 52nd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard Inc., 1986  [AotW citation 18752]