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88th Pa. V.I. Owing to the lateness of his enlistment and the close of hostilities so soon after, he was not called into active service and was honorably discharged June 30, 1865, at Washington, D.C. His brothers, Anthony and Peter, served in the late war. Comrade Miller is a farmer by occupation and his address is South Fork, Pa.


Was born in Cambria County, Pa., July 10, 1843, and was a son of Joseph and Nancy (Conrad) Miller, long ago deceased. He was united in the bonds of matrimony January, 1861, in Cambria county, Pa., to Mary A. Ross, who was born in Huntingdon county, Pa., Sept. 12, 1842; her parents, also deceased, were William and Hannah (Secrest) Ross. Their hearthstone has been graced with these children, Israel, Warren T., Joseph G.E., Calvin, Nancy A., Susan E., John M. C., Howard W. and Essie G. Comrade Miller's loyalty to the Stars and Stripes enthused him to enlist. He was engaged in farming and was 21 years of age when he was enrolled June 23, 1863, as Corp. in Co. E, 21st Pa. V.I. He was never wounded, but in November, 1864, he was stricken with typhoid fever and was cared for in hospital at City Point for thirty-six days. He was honorably discharged Feb. 20, 1864, and re-enlisted as Corp. in Co. I, 205th Pa. V.I. He was honorably discharged June 2, 1865, at Harrisburg, Pa., having taken part in the battles of Petersburg, Ft. Hell and Stoney Creek. His brother Peter served in the late war and was discharged for disability; his wife's brothers, Joseph and George, were also in service. Comrade Miller is S.V.C. and O.D. of David Troxel Post; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Mountaindale, Pa.


Was born in Indiana county, Pa., May, 1837, and was a son of Harmon and Margaret (Strong) Miller, deceased. He settled with his wife in Cambria county in 1864, having been married in his native county April 23, 1861, to Caroline Dearmin. She was born in that county in 1840, a daughter of Isaac and Margaret (Sawyer) Dearmin, deceased. Three children were born to them, Margaret, dec., Isaac and Mary M. Comrade Miller was engaged in farming and was 26 years old when he enlisted Oct. 30, 1862, at Harrisburg, Pa., as a private in Co. K, 74th Pa. V.I. His record as a soldier was one of gallantry and faithful service. June 15, 1863, he was captured at Winchester and was held in Belle Isle for seven weeks. Nov. 3, 1863, he was transferred at Convalescent Camp to V.R.C. In the fall of 1863 he was detailed at Annapolis, Md., to guard paroled prisoners and spent six months in this way. In the spring of 1864 he was confined in

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