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the war of 1812. His wife's step-father served in the late war and died on gunboat. Comrade Miller passed to his reward Sept. 5, 1892, having been killed by a runaway team. His widow resides in Glasgow, Pa.


A son of James and Martha (White) Miller, long ago numbered with the dead, was born in Indiana county, Pa., Nov. 5, 1830. He was happily married Feb. 21, 1854, in Cambria county, Pa., to Catherine McFeeley. She was born Feb. 17, 1827, in Cambria county, Pa., a daughter of Bernard and Mary E. (Dawson) Mc Feeley, dec. Nine children have blessed this marriage, Mary M., Sarah G., James B., Catherine E., Annie E., Charles T., Mary E., John L. and William A. When the Stars and Stripes were hauled from Sumter, he was among the volunteers to enlist in the Nation's defense. He was enrolled Feb. 20, 1864, at the age of 35 years, joining Co. F, 77 Pa. V. I., as Corp. He was detailed during his entire term of service on guard duty; he was honorably discharged Jan. 6, 1866, at Victoria, Texas. He hsd two brother in service, John who was wounded at Little Rock; Louis, Nelson and Isaac. John and Bernard, brothers of his wife, were also in service. His father served in the war of 1812 as drummer. Comrade Miller is a member of Patton Post 633, in which he has held all the officer but Q.M.; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Chest Springs, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., Feb. 21, 1847, and was a son Thomas and Mary (Seltmire) Monahan, later long ago dec. former still living. His wife is a native of Cambria county, Pa., born Sept. 13, 1843, and they were married Sept. 21, 1869. Her maiden name was Alice Quartz, a daughter of Valentine and Mary A. (Myers) Quarts. The former dec., later living. The record of their children is: Valentine J., Thomas H. dec., Michael A., Robert E., Martin L., John H. dec., William D.A., Mary A., Charles R. and J. Elmer. When war's grim visaged front appeared upon the horizon of the Nation, our subject was employed as a teamster. He was 17 years of age when he was enrolled March 29, 1864, as a private in Co. D, 14 Pa. Cav., 2d Brig., 2d Div. May, 1864, he was obliged to seek hospital care at Martinsburg, W.Va., where he was disabled by mumps for two weeks. He was taken prisoner Oct. 5, 1864, at Mt. Jackson, Va., but was immediately released on parole. In 1865 he was detailed to take charge of horses at Sandy Hook, Md., for two months. He took part in several desperate battles, Winchester, Nonocacy Junc-

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