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Corp John Rufus Miller
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1843
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1913
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

John Rufus is the son of Paul Miller and Elizabeth Brown. Born in Rowan county, NC he is a brother to George, Henry, Laura Clementine, Mary Ann and James Allen Miller.

He married Mariah Holshouser on Christmas Eve 1868 and they are the parents of Minnie Miller Frick, Laura Miller, Luther Adolphus Miller and Carrie Levina Miller Holshouser. He had supported his family by farming.

John was admitted to the new Western NC asylum in 1883, the year it opened. His marker indicates that he was the 184th person admitted to the new facility. He remained there until his death 30 years later of chronic interstitial nephritis and cardiac failure.

Served in the Confederate States of America:

Corporal Resided in Rowan County where he enlisted at age 19, July 4,1862, for the war. Mustered in as Private. Wounded in the arm at Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Returned to duty in March-April, 1863. Promoted to Corporal in May-August, 1863 Reported present until November 7, 1863, when he was captured at Rappahannock Station, Virginia. Confined at Point Lookout,Maryland, November 11, 1863. Paroled at Point Lookout on March 16, 1863. Received at City Point, Virginia, March 20 1864, for exchange. Returned to duty in May-August, 1864. Reported present through February 18, 1865. Wounded in the face and/or right hand at Fort Stedman, Virginia, March 25, 1865. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia. Captured in hospital at Richmond on April 3, 1865. Confined at Newport News, Virginia, April 24, 1865. Released at Newport News on June 26, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

Source: North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster Vol. XIV Infantry, 57th-58th Regiments Page 132

 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul Miller (1811 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Brown Miller (1812 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Mariah Holshouser Miller (1849 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Minnie Elizabeth Miller Frick (1869 - 1944)*
  Laura Ann Camilla Miller Holshouser (1872 - 1953)*
  Luther Adolphus Miller (1876 - 1957)*
  Carrie Levina Miller Holshouser (1878 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  George A Miller (1835 - 1861)*
  Henry M Miller (1837 - 1862)*
  Laura Clementine Miller Holshouser (1838 - 1903)*
  Mary Louvina Miller Kluttz (1840 - 1922)*
  John Rufus Miller (1843 - 1913)
  James Allen Miller (1847 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/17340815/person/1492675450
 
Burial:
Broughton Hospital Cemetery
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Row 16, Grave 20
 
Maintained by: Rick Miller
Originally Created by: Ann
Record added: Sep 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58296521
Corp John Rufus Miller
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Corp John Rufus Miller
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Corp John Rufus Miller
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 Added: Jun. 12, 2014

- Vickie Oates Woods
 Added: Jun. 18, 2012
Dedicated to the men, women, and children who were imprisoned / perished at Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates from 1863 to 1865 in the state of Maryland during the War for Southern Independence. Point Lookout was a genocidal, ethnic cleansing, co...(Read more)
- Rick Miller
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