|Death: ||May 27, 1862|
David Miller was born in 1841 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania. He was the son of Jacob Y. MIller and Mary Gray Miller. His mother, Mary Gray Miller, died in April 4, 1849 in South Butler Township, Butler County, Pa. and his father married Ellenore Bealle in 1852.
The Jabob Y Miller family moved to Story County, Iowa in 1854. The family moved to Tama County in 1866. David enlisted in the Union Army on September 10, 1861 in Tama County, Iowa. He entered into the 14th Iowa Infantry Regiment Co. G, David was missing in action and captured during the Battle of Shiloh ( The Battle of Pittsburg Landing). Apr.6, 1862 near Pittsburg, Tenn. He died May 27, 1862 in Montgomery, Ala, while a prisoner of war. He died 1 month and 21 days after being captured, it is possible that he was wounded when captured and died from wounds or it could have been disease. I have found a record which indicates he died in the rebel prison hospital. Disease unknown.
David Miller, age 20. Residence Tama County, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Oct. 9, 1861. Mustered in Nov. 2, 1861. Missing in action and taken prisoner April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Died while a prisoner of war May 27, 1862, Montgomery, Alabama, Information is from a page of "Declaration For An Original Pension of a Father or Mother" application to the Federal Government and in this case it was his father Jacob Y who is applying for a pension. It reads " died in Rebel Hospital at Montgomery, Ala.". The file has several pages in it. It also states his mother (Mary Gray Miller) died in Butler County, Pa., 4 April 1849. His (half) brother, William was under 16 years of age. At the time the pension application was made by Jacob Y., he was living in Helena, Tama, Iowa. (17 June 1880.) Jacob died 87 days later. It is unknown if Jacob was given a pension, it is unlikely the application could be processed and a pension granted in 87 days. It is unknown, but unlikely that Jacob was given a pension. At that time pensions were quite small $5.00 or $6.00 per month.
One page states; Apr to July 1862 missing in action Apr 6, 1862, Pittsburgh, Tenn. Died May 27,1862, Montgomery, Ala, while prisoner of war. Disease unknown or when incurred. Other information "no effects were recovered" "no effects have ever been found".
The POW camp at Montgomery was in operation for about 8 months, from the middle of April, 1862 until Dec. 14, 1862, by the Confederate Army. The War Department Records, Commissary General of Prisoners lists one hundred and ninety eight Union Prisoners buried at Montgomery, who had died in the POW camp.
POWs who died in the Confederate Prison at Montgomery were originally buried in temporary graves until the Prison Cemetery was established on land donated by the City of Montgomery, at which time they were transferred to the newly established more permanent burial grounds. The original capacity of the new cemetery was about 1200 graves. It was located at the N.E. corner of the City of Montgomery, just east of Ripley Street and south of the Montgomery and Eufaula Railroad. Originally it was about an acre and a half in size. On April 18, 1867 there were 811 graves with an additional 400 planned, for a total of 1211 graves. An additional 5/12 of an acre was added later. Many fallen Union Soldiers were sent to Montgomery for burial after the war ended. Following the war fallen Union soldiers were transferred to Montgomery from other temporary burial sites, until the cemetery reached its capacity The Montgomery prison cemetery was located immediately adjoining the city cemetery. The lot was originally 110 feet wide by an average width of 272 feet. The soil was quite light which washed badly during rain. An additional 68 feet by 272 feet were added. There were no roads or walkways, only a few young trees and no grass. The graves all had good headboards, lettered of regulation pattern, six marble headstones, and an additional 400 or 500 newly painted headboard on hand. There was a record kept of burials, but records were not always complete. The original deed was dated July 14, 1866, long after the actual land was donated, for a payment of $1.00. In early 1868 the Federal Government decided to move the remains of all Union soldiers at Montgomery to the National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.
No records have been located at Marietta of David' burial but there is no doubt that David was reburied at Montgomery to the National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia Marietta. About 10 years later, Representative Hillary A. Herbert of the Second District of Alabama requested on Feb 6 1878 of George McCary, Sec of War that the cemetery land be returned to the city of Montgomery, Alabama. The land was returned to the City in January,1879 by an act of Congress.
Jacob Y. Miller (1811 - 1880)
Mary Polly Gray Miller (____ - 1849)
Anna Mariah Miller Taylor (1835 - 1874)**
David Miller (1841 - 1862)
Michael Benjamin Miller (1845 - 1923)**
Marietta National Cemetery
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