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Federal (USA)


Marcus Peter Miller

(1835 - 1906)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1858;Class Rank: 8th

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery G

Before Antietam

Service Summary:
After graduation from West Point he was commissioned brevet 2nd Lt, 4th US Artillery, 1 July 1858, and 2nd Lt 26 Sept 1859;
Promoted to 1st Lt, 14 May 1861, Captain, 11 May 1864, and Major, 5th US Artillery, 14 Sept 1883;
To Lt Col, 1st US Artillery, 10 Oct 1894
Colonel, 3rd US Artillery, 30 April 1897;
Appointed Brig Gen of Volunteers, 27 May 1898 (commanded a Brigade in Manila, 1898-99, during the Spanish-American War);
Appointed Brig Gen, USA (Regular Army), 15 Feb 1899;
Retired 27 March 1899.

Cited by brevet for gallantry at Malvern Hill, the Cavalry campaign from Winchester to Richmond, Virginia, and at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia. Also for the Indian campaigns in Lava Beds, California, April 1873, and at Clearwater, Idaho, July 1877.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

More on the Web

See his gravesite at Arlington.


3/1835; Stockbridge, MA


12/29/1906; Fort Barrancas, FL; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, VA