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Federal (USV)


Henry Miller

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old painter, he enlisted in Buffalo on 7 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company E, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 September 1862 and was discharged there for disability on 6 January 1863. He enlisted again, on 26 April 1863 and mustered as a Sergeant in Company C, 16th New York Cavalry on 26 April. He was appointed First Sergeant on 1 April 1865 and transferred to Company I, 3rd New York Provisional Cavalry on 17 August 1865. He was appointed Commissary Sergeant and mustered out with the regiment on 21 September 1865 at Camp Berry in Washington, DC.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3, with wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Hospital detail from the Patient List.3


c. 1837 in NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, 1899, S. 20, p. 258; 1894, V. 4, p. 932; 1895, V. 3, p. 827  [AotW citation 28194]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 294  [AotW citation 28195]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #567  [AotW citation 28196]