Mar. 13, 1865 Adams Basin Monroe County New York, USA
Revolutionary War Continental Army Soldier. He served under his stepfather's surname Alexander Maroney as a drummer boy in George Washington's Life Guard for six and one half years and was present at the battles of White Plains, Brandywine, Saratoga, Monmouth and Yorktown. At the Battle of Monmouth he received a flesh wound in his thigh and almost died from the loss of blood. He was known to Washington as "his boy" and had even drank from the flask given to him by the General. Milliner years later said about George Washington, "He was a good man, a beautiful man. He was always pleasant, never changed his countenance but wore the same in defeat as in victory. Lady Washington was a short, thick woman, very pleasant and kind." He also served in the American Navy for five and one half years during the War of 1812 and three of those years on the U.S. Constitution. There is also the Milliner Good Citizenship certificate and pin awarded to one graduating senior from any Monroe County Public high school this award is named after him. His drum is in the DAR House in downtown Rochester. He was supposedly the inspiration for the young boy in the painting "Spirit of 76".