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M.B. Miller

M.B. Miller

Confederate (CSA)


Merritt B. Miller


(1828 - 1880)

Home State: Louisiana

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 3rd Company

Before Sharpsburg

A resident of New Orleans - occupation gauger (probably Customs official) - he enrolled as Captain of the 3rd Company, Washington Artillery in May 1861.

On the Campaign

"Too much praise cannot be bestowed on Captain Miller for his stubborn defense of the center for several hours..."
- Col Walton, O.R.:

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major in February 1864.

References & notes

Service and pre-War information from Owen1 and Booth2, respectively. Death date and age from the 1880 Orleans Parish Death Index, posted online from the LAGenWeb Archives. The photograph here is part of a book scan image (original source not identified) posted by Dr. Glen Cangelosi on his outstanding Washington Artillery site.


1828 in NY


02/26/1880; Orleans Parish, LA


1   Owen, William Miller, In Camp and Battle with the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Boston: Ticknor & Co., 1885, pg. 448  [AotW citation 978]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, pg. 983  [AotW citation 979]