Merritt B. Miller"Buck"
(1828 - 1880)
Home State: Louisiana
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 3rd Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A resident of New Orleans - occupation gauger (probably Customs official) - he enrolled as Captain of the 3rd Company, Washington Artillery in May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
"Too much praise cannot be bestowed on Captain Miller for his stubborn defense of the center for several hours..."
- Col Walton, O.R.:
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Major in February 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service and pre-War information from Owen1 and Booth2, respectively. Death date and age from the 1880 Orleans Parish Death Index, posted online from the LAGenWeb Archives. The photograph here is part of a book scan image (original source not identified) posted by Dr. Glen Cangelosi on his outstanding Washington Artillery site.
|Birth State: NY |
Death Date: 02/26/1880 Death Place: Orleans Parish, LA
1 Owen, William Miller, In Camp and Battle with the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Boston: Ticknor & Co., 1885, pg. 448 [AotW citation 978]
2 Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, pg. 983 [AotW citation 979]
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