|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1844|
|Death: ||May 30, 1938|
Obituaries of Amherst Miller, Jr.
Aged Harlan Vet's Funeral on Wednesday
Military Services Will Be at St. Mark's Church for Amherst Miller
Final tribute will be paid Amherst Miller, 94-year old Civil War veteran of Harlan, at Military funeral services Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (C.D.T.) at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Harlan. The Rev. A.K. Mumma, retired pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial in Bowers Cemetery.
Mr. Miller died of infirmities of age Monday evening at 6:25 o'clock at the home of daughter-in-law, Mrs. Franklin H. Miller, in Harlan, where he made his home. He had been in poor health during the last two years and was critically ill during the last month. The body may be viewed at the Oetting Funeral Home in Harlan until short funeral services are held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. preceding the church rites. The body will not be viewed at the church.
Fort Wayne Newspaper, May 31, 1938
Harlan Civil War Veteran, 94, Dies After Missing His First Memorial Day Parade
Another Civil war veteran is gone from the fat-thinning ranks of those heroes of the conflict between the north and the south. He was Amherst (Uncle Curl) Miller, 94, of Harlan. Mr. Miller died at 6:25 o'clock last night at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Franklin H. Miller, of Harlan, only a few hours after missing the first Memorial Day parade he had ever missed was conducted.
Relatives said he was not conscious of the importance of the day. Death, due to senility, followed an extended illness. He had been nearly bedfast the past two years, and was critically ill the last month. Even though sick, he managed to come to Fort Wayne each Memorial Day to take part in the parade.
Enlisted at 18
Mr. Miller was know affectionately as Uncle Curl. He was only 18 years old when he enlisted in Co. D of the 88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry Volunteers. He enlisted on August 7, 1862, and was discharged only three days before the 88th Regiment disbanded.
Born April 13, 1844, in Sandusky, O., the deceased came to Milan township, Allen county, at the age of two. He had resided in Harlan the last 20 years, where he was a member of the Harlan Lutheran church.
He served in many engagements during the Civil war. He saw action at the battle of Perryville, O., and at Stone River, Tenn., in 1862. In the next year, he took part in the battles of at Duck River, Tullahoma and Elk River, Tenn.; Dug Gap, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold and White Oak Ridge, Ga. In 1864, he saw action at Tunnel Hill, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Utoy Creek, Jonesboro and Savannah, Ga. He was with the Eighty-eighth regiment Gen. Snow and was on the historic march from Chattanooga to Atlanta. He helped in the pursuit of Gen. Hood and was a member of Gen. Sherman's army on the famous march to the sea.
Present at Richmond
In 1865, Mr. Miller saw action in the Carolinas, including engagements in Averysboro, Bentonville and Raleigh, N.C., at Washington D.C. and at Richmond, Va. His last engagement was at Richmond.
The deceased was married to Elizabeth Byers in 1865, shortly after being discharged from the war. His wife died in 1924. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Botteron of this city, a son, Lewis B. Miller of Columbia City; 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Three sons, Joseph, Franklin H, and Delbert Miller, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Fisher, preceded him in death.
The body was removed to Oetting & Sons funeral home at Harlan. Funeral arrangements will be made later.
Columbia City Post, Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN, June 2, 1938, Pg. 6
The funeral of Amherst Miller, Civil war veteran at Harlan and father of Lewis Miller, Union township, was held Wednesday afternoon at St. Mark's Lutheran church in Harlan.
Local people who attended the funeral rites were: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Miller and daughter, Jean, Mr. and Mrs. June Hull, Mrs. Harry Steele, Mrs. George Wilson, Mrs. Russell Yant, and Garth Tucker.
Vidette Messenger, Valparaiso, IN, June 1, 1938
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Amherst Miller, 94, Civil War veteran, died at his home at Harlan several hours after he missed his first Memorial Day parade. Since America began paying tribute to its soldier dead, Miller has been a colorful figure in Memorial Day parades.
Amherst Miller (1814 - 1907)
Sarah Fox Miller (1812 - 1888)
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Byers Miller (1844 - 1924)*
Amherst Braden Miller (1867 - 1869)*
Anson Delbert Miller (1869 - 1917)*
Joseph C. Miller (1872 - 1931)*
Bertha Miller (1874 - 1875)*
Christina Miller Botteron (1882 - 1952)*
May Rachel Miller (1898 - 1898)*
Francis Miller (1838 - 1907)*
Andrew James Miller (1839 - 1923)*
Anson Jacob Miller (1840 - 1924)*
Polly Ann Miller Smith (1842 - 1884)*
Amherst "Curl" Miller (1844 - 1938)
Theodore Miller (1845 - 1847)*
William Miller (1848 - 1849)*
Alvira Anne Miller Merritt (1848 - 1939)*
Sarah Jane Miller Shimp (1852 - 1949)*
Henrietta Miller (1856 - 1857)*
Christina Miller Knight-Stone (1859 - 1944)*
Created by: Debbie (Miller) Lewis
Record added: May 31, 2009
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