Jul. 22, 1839 Upper Tract Pendleton County West Virginia, USA
Jul. 8, 1915 Mull Randolph County Indiana, USA
Isaac T. Miller; Private in company A. 46th Virginia Militia
born July 22 1839, in the mountains of Upper Tract, Pendleton County, West Virginia. d. July 18, 1915
Private in company A. 46th Virginia Militia Enlisted 6/1/61-62 in Pendleton county ,West Virginia. Captured 12/20/62 in Pendleton, County W. Virginia while on furlough. Sent to Camp Chase,Ohio 12/30/62. Forwarded to City Point, VA. for exchange 3/28/63. Paroled 5/11/65 at Winchester,VA. Light complextion, light hair, blue eyes, 5'8".
He was of German and Native American ancestry, carrying the blood of Seneca Indian warriors in his body. The son of John Taylor Miller, and Susannnah (Hedrick) Miller.
On the 27th of July, 1862, Isaac married Amelia Susan Cowger of Ft. Seybert, Pendleton County.
On December 20th, 1862, while home on furlough to visit his pregnant wife, Isaac was captured and arrested by Captain Scuters. On December 30th, 1862, Isaac was sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. On March 28th, 1863, Isaac was forwarded to City Point, Virginia for exchange. Tragedy occurred on June 13th, 1863, when Isaac's young wife, Amelia, died while traveling by horseback in the mountains.
On May 11th 1865, Isaac, after four hard fought years, was paroled at Winchester, Virginia. During those years Isaac's regiment were in the battles of, Jones-Imboden West Virginia Raid, Gettysburg, Waynesboro, Williamsport, New Market, Lynchburg Campaign, Monocacy, 3rd Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and countless other engagements and skirmishes.
On January 12th 1865, Isaac married Fidelliah Margaret Roadcap. In Isaac's later years, he had a longing desire to return to his homeland where he was born and raised. He was often found sitting on the railroad tracks, a few hundred yards from his home, waiting to go back.
On Sunday, July 18th 1915, the decrepit, 75 year old Isaac T. Miller, accompanied by his faithful dog, ventured out to the tracks one last time.
At 1:40 pm, Isaac and his dog were struck and killed by fast moving Big Four Passenger Train No. 419. The conductor of the train stated he observed Isaac seated on the South rail, petting his dog. The conductor sounded the whistle, and as the engine neared, Isaac turned his face, and looked at the train. Isaac then either fell or laid back in the tracks. Bio written by Dennis Miller.