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Federal (USA)


William H. Miller

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 3rd United States Artillery, Batteries C and G

Before Antietam

A 21 year old printer, he enlisted in Philadelphia as a Private in Battery G, 3rd United States Artillery on 4 September 1858.

On the Campaign

He was with the combined Batteries C and G, 3rd US Artillery on the Maryland Campaign of September 1862 and was afterward mentioned by Captain Gibson "as worthy of commendation and reward."

The rest of the War

He was transferred to Battery C and was again cited, by then a Sergeant, as "efficient ... in action" and a "cool and valuable [man] in battle" by Lt William D Fuller, who commanded the battery at Gettysburg in July 1863. He was discharged at the end of his term of enlistment on 4 September 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Registers1 and the ORs.2 His role at Antietam from Captain Gibson's after-action report.


c. 1837; Philadelphia, PA


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 053, pg. 150  [AotW citation 28895]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol. XXVII, Pt. 1 (serial 43), pg. 1037  [AotW citation 28896]