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Confederate (CSV)


George W. Miller

(c. 1829 - 1864)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 32 year old carpenter in Winnsboro, LA when he enlisted in Company E, 8th Louisiana Infantry on 19 June 1861 at Camp Moore, LA.

On the Campaign

He was on all Company rolls as "present" to February 1863, and was probably at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant of the Regiment on 1 January 1863. He was captured at Williamsport, MD on 6 July 1863, paroled, and transferred to Ft. Delaware. He was back with his Regiment by August 1863. He was wounded in action and captured at Monocacy, MD on 9 July 1864, was admitted to the US Army General Hospital at Frederick, MD on the 10th. He died there on 27 July 1864. Originally buried "along the west side and in cemetery at Frederick [Maryland]". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service details from Booth2, who says he was born in Georgia or Indiana.


c. 1829


07/27/1864; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4859]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 976  [AotW citation 13169]