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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William Hamilton Miller

(1816 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Holcombe (SC) Legion Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

At the US Census of 1860 he was a successful farmer in Spartanburg County with 5 children between 3 and 17 years. On 22 January 1862, then 45 years old, he enlisted as Private, Infantry Company A, Holcombe Legion.

On the Campaign

He was probably mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and died of wounds the next day.

References & notes

Thanks to Barry Truluck for details above from his research in the US Census (1850, 1860), his Compiled Service Records (CSRs, via Fold3), and the Roll1 for Company A. Both the CRSs and Roll show him wounded and dying at Sharpsburg, but the CSR has his death on 15 September; if that's correct, it's more likely he was wounded and died on South Mountain. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

05/24/1816

Death

09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Nazareth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Moore, SC

Notes

1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Company A, Holcombe Legion  [AotW citation 22101]