Civil War Union Brevet Major General. He graduated from Starling Medical College, Columbus, Ohio, in 1852 and was a surgeon in the Russian army from 1855, till the end of the Crimean war. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as surgeon of the 1st Ohio infantry in April, 1861. On August 19, 1861, he mustered into the Field and Staff of the Ohio 95th Volunteer Infantry, promoted Colonel, August 19, 1862 and was wounded August 30, 1862, at Richmond, Kentucky. He led the brigade at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on December 16, 1864 and commanded the district after General Lee's surrender. For distinguished war service, he was brevetted Major General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he became a planter in Louisiana, served two terms in the state legislature, was postmaster of New Orleans from 1878 to 1883 and upon retirement returned to his home state of Ohio. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
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Obit- Sunday, Feb. 9, 1902-San Antonio Express-San Antonio, Tx.-Vol. XXXVII, Issue: 40, Page: 2 Veteran General Dead-Columbus, Ohio-Feb.8---- General William L. McMillen died this evening at the home of his stepson in the city, aged 72 years. Genera...(Read more) -Anonymous Added: Mar. 21, 2016