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W.E. Miller

W.E. Miller

Federal (USV)


William Edward Miller

(1836 - 1919)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry

Before Antietam

From Cumberland County, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry on 17 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He led a platoon of cavalry along with Lt. Warren's squadron in reconnaissance in the East Woods on the afternoon of 16 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted from 2d Lieutenant to Captain to date from 1 September 1862. He mustered out with his Company on 24 August 1864.

After the War

He was in the hardware business in Carlisle, PA and served a term in the state Senate (1898). He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1897 for his actions on the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863.

References & notes

Campaign information from Carman1. Service data from Bates2. His picture from Rawle3. Further details from a biographical sketch in Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (1905).


02/05/1836; West Hill, PA


12/10/1919; Carlisle, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA


1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. 2, pp. 32 - 33  [AotW citation 10676]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10680]

3   Rawle, William Brooke, and Regimental History Committee, History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Philadelphia: Franklin Printing Company, 1905, pg. 95  [AotW citation 13548]