|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1812|
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 1896|
Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War with the 76th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (also known as the "Keystone Zouaves", first as Captain of Company D, then as Major and commander of the unit. During his 3 years of service with the 76th Pennsylvania he participated in the July 1863 attacks on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, as well as engagements at Fort Pulaski, Successionville, Pocotalico, Chesterfield Heights, Drewery's Bluff, Virginia,The June 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, and the mine explosion and the ensuing Battle of the Crater at Deep Bottom, Virginia. On his participation in the last battle his brigade commander, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Coan of the 48th New York Infantry, stated in his official report "Too much praise cannot be awarded to Major Diller, commanding Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers". His unit also assisted in building the platform for the union cannon "Swamp Angel". (bio by: Izzebella)
Maj. 76th Penn Vols.
Fort Pulaski, Secessionville, Pocotaligo
Morris ISland, Fort Wagner, July 11 & 18, 1863
Siege of Forts Wagner & Sumter, S. C. Chesterfield
Heights, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Richmond and
Petersburg, R. R. Siege of Petersburg, Mine Explosion,
Deep Bottom, VA.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Izzebella
Record added: May 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10948810
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