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 Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Lyman, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 1871 (aged 57–58)
Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot #183
Memorial ID 100123204 · View Source
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Co. C 7th New Hampshire Vol. In. - Civil War.
Recipient of a Gillmore Medal.
He and 5 of his sons were enlisted in the Civil War.
The Miller Family in Lebanon
Excerpt from the "Manchester Union" May 18, 1917.
Mrs. Lucy E. Thayer of Nashua can recall one of the most patriotic records of any family in NH in that of her own. She saw her father and five brothers all go to the front in the Civil War.; and make records which have been seldom equaled. She has, in her home, a reproduction of the ‘Gillmore Medal' given to her father, Robert Miller, of the 7th NH Inf. by Major General Q.O. Gillmore for heroic service before Charleston, S.C.; and the original certificate of honor. The certificate is framed in a cannon and guns designed by her husband, Frank R. Thayer.

In honor of the service of her father and five brothers, she being the youngest daughter of the family, Mrs. Thayer marched in the recent preparedness parade in this city.

The family, at the time of enlistment, lived in Lebanon. Robert Miller, the father, was born in Lyman and was 44yrs. of age at the time of his enlistment; and served with distinction in 22 engagements.

The five sons ranged in age from 19 to 25 yrs. of age.

William enlisted in Sept. 1861 in Co. C 5th NH as a private. The following May he died in service in Alexandria, VA.

Albert, Henry and Carlos enlisted in Sept. 1861 in Co. A 16th NH as private; and were mustered out 8.10.1862. Carlos re-enlisted in Co. M NH Aty.; and mustered out 2.16.1865.

Lorenzo enlisted in a Vermont Regiment, Co. B 3rd VT Inf. on 9.23.1861; was disabled 1.8.1862 at Camp Griffin, VA and discharged. He never regained his health drying in Tilton in 1907.

Robert Miller, the father, did especial valiant service and served to the end of the war, his final discharge 8.21.1865. After serving his first enlistment, he re-enlisted 2.27.1864 and was promoted to Sgt. On 4.10.1865 returning to his regiment, which was then but only 320 men and 22 officers; less than 100 men were of the original regiment, which in 1861 had a total strength
of 1,762 men.

Of this remarkable family, Mrs. Thayer of Nashua and Albert Miller of this town are living.

Son: William born 1842 in Lebanon was in Co C 5th NH INF; and died of disease in Alexandria, VA on 5.3.1862. (He lies in an unknown grave.)

Son: Henry born in Sharon, VT 1837. He was in Co A 16th NH Inf. He died 11.18.1886 in Northwood, NH.

Son: Lorenzo born 1836 Sharon, VT. He joined Co B 3rd VT. He died in Tilton, NH on Jan. 7, 1907; and is buried in Park Cemetery.

Son: Carlos H. born 1840 in Sharon VT. He was in Co A 16th NH Inf. & Co M NH Hvy Aty. He died Nov. 18, 1876 in Ballardvale, MA.

Son: George Albert born 1842 in Sharon, VT. He was in Co A 16th NH. He died in Lebanon, NH on Dec. 16, 1917.

Robert M1: 12.291832 Hyde Park, VT Sophia Welch.
M2: 7.10.1842 Sharon, VT Cordelia (Adelia) Welch

Henry, Lorenzo, G. Albert, Carlos H. and William were by his first wife, Sophia.
Robert & Adelia had 11 children.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100123204
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Miller (1813–1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100123204, citing School Street Cemetery, Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Fran Hanchett (contributor 47951267) .