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Corp Solomon Miller
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 31, 1864

Cpl. 41st Ohio Co C. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland.

Killed in Battle of Dallas, Ga. Orig. bur. Leveritt's Mill.

"This [Hazen's] brigade, in two lines, was then pushed forward to attack the enemy, the other troops not moving. After skirmishing about 800 yards, the front line came upon and immediately engaged the enemy, when one of the most desperate engagements of my experience ensued.
The first line was composed of two battalions; the one on the right, commanded by Lieut. Col. R. L. Kimberly, Forty-first Ohio Volunteers, was composed of his own regiment and the First Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Major Stafford; the one on the left, by Col. 0. H. Payne, One hundred and twenty-fourth Ohio Volunteers, composed of his own regiment and Ninety-third Ohio Volunteers, under Colonel Bowman. The whole, under my own personal supervision, moved up within ten yards of the position in which the enemy was found in force. A slight irregularity in the ground gave a partial cover for our men. The second line, composed of two battalions, one under Col. W. W. Berry, Fifth Kentucky, composed of his own regiment and the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Major Campbell; the other under Lieut. Col. James C. Foy, of the. Twenty-third Kentucky, of his own regiment and the Sixth Kentucky, moved with the first line. On account of the thick wood it had changed direction to the left, so as to come in position directly on the left flank of the first line. It found no works and but slight resistance in its front, but upon presenting its flank to the enemy in front of the leading battalions it received a fire from that direction which checked it. My command had now lost 500 men in the attack and was powerless to push farther, although the enemy himself was partially broken. Believing our work well commenced, with certainty of the fullest success, I sent all of my staff in succession to bring forward the other lines of the column. In addition to these several members of regimental staffs were sent for the same purpose, some of whom were wounded while carrying the message. At last, forty minutes having elapsed since the beginning of the attack, the ammunition of my men being exhausted, and the enemy having been given time to bring forward a fresh brigade and attack strongly both my flanks, doubling them back, I was compelled to yield the ground, when I met for the first time the troops of the line in my rear, which was supposed, from the nature of the attack (in column), to have succeeded each other at short intervals. I also found that Colonel Scribner's brigade, which was to have supported my left, was operating, not in conjunction with me, but with the brigade next in my rear, so that two rebel regiments found no difficulty in attacking the rear of my left battalion. I will here say that the Thirty-second Indiana, the first regiment I saw coming to my support, did so in detached fragments, and not as a regiment. None of the other troops except about fifty men of the Forty-ninth Ohio advanced as far as my lines during their desperate and unsupported battle. Colonel Payne, with a portion of his command, held his position, quite at the front until after dark, when they were withdrawn. It is due the brave brigade which I have commanded during the entire war until within the past few days, and which has been in the front of every battle of the Army of the Cumberland, to say that this battle of the 27th of May is its first and only unsuccessful effort during the war, and at this time, as its dead list will show, went at its work with an honest good will which deserved a better result. I shall ever believe its part bravely and well done. To Colonels Berry and Payne and Lieutenant-Colonels Kimberly and Foy, since killed, and their brave commands my sincere thanks are due. A sketch of the battle-field is herewith appended.*"

Reported killed in battle at Pickett's Mill, May 27, 1864, and bur Chattanooga National Cemetery:
Alexander, William, Co G
Barnes, George D, Co A
Battin, Chris., Co I
Batson, George, Co H
Clark, John, Co H
Davis, Albert, Co I
Decker, John, Co K
Dunham, Royal, Co D
Gornia, Frank, Co F
Gram, William F, Corpl Co I
Harley, William F, Co C
Herling, Charles, Co E
Hoskins, William H, Co K
Hughes, Ira, Co G
Jackson, Jacob, Co E
Lininger, Edward, Corpl Co C
Maxwell, Dayton, Co G
Miller, Solomon, Corpl Co C, killed in battle of Dallas, Ga.
Mills, John G, Sergt Co H
Rattle, William, Co D
Richardson, Luther, Co D
Smith, Charles R, Corpl Co A
Smith, Horton, Co G
Springer, Charles H, Co B
Staples, Josiah, Serg Co H
Trump, Andrew, Co D

Reported died of wounds rec'd at Pickett's Mill:
Axe, John, Co C, bur New Albany
Eckerman, Franklin W, Sergt Co C
Gault, Andrew, Sergt Co F, bur Nashville
Graybill, Samuel, Corpl Co C
Holcomb, Marquis D, Co A
Lautzenphiser, Samuel, Co C
Newbury, Charles, Co F
Smith, Henry W, Co D
Tompkins, Moses, Co D

Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: C-1873
Created by: Janet
Record added: May 17, 2008
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Corp Solomon Miller
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Corp Solomon Miller
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Corp Solomon Miller
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On the 26th of May the regiment went into position before Dallas, but, on the 27th, was withdrawn, and formed part of an expedition to attack the enemy's right. In the afternoon the enemy's position was found, and Kimberly's battalion moved to the top of ...(Read more)
- Janet
 Added: Jun. 26, 2008

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