PVT Lindsay W. Milan

PVT Lindsay W. Milan

Indiana, USA
Death Aug 1864 (aged 23–24)
Burial Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 138120211 · View Source
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His name is spelled both MILAN and MILAM on different records.

He is memorialized as one of the "Missing Heroes" with this marker underneath the Civil War statue, placed by the G.A.R.

MILAN, Lindsey W. Aug 1864 Army Civil War Pvt Co D 20 Ill Inf.---SOURCE: "Honor Roll", 1956, pub. by Illinois Veterans' Commission

Milam, Lindsay W., Veteran, Pontiac, Died Aug 1864; wounds.---Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois.

He had reenlisted after his initial muster in Pontiac on June 13, 1861. He reenlisted on December 16, 1863, and then died of wounds in August of 1864.
In the 1860 census, he was living in Belle Prairie Township, Livingston County, Illinois with the Harrington family.

Lindsey W. Milan
United States Civil War Soldiers Index
Name Lindsey W. Milan
Also Known As Name Lindsey W. Milam
Event Type Military Service
Military Beginning Rank Private
Military Final Rank Private
Military Side Union
State or Military Term Illinois
Military Unit 20th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Military Company D
Note Original filed under Lindsey W./Milam

Lindsay W Milan
Illinois Soldier Burial Places
Name Lindsay W Milan
Event Type Burial
Event Place Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Military Regiment D 20 Ill inf
Death Date Aug 1864
Cemetery Pontiac

Wounded at Battle of Shiloh:

The Ottawa Free Trader, 26 April, 1862 - Page One

List of Killed and Wounded of the 11th and 20th Illinois Regiment at Pittsburg, Tennessee.

Twentieth Illinois Regiment
Co D -- Serg't Frederick Scharer, Corp. Wm B. Hammers, Privates Wm. Gates, Lindsay Milam, James McLeery, Alvy Garner, Hume Tuckerman, Summerfield Handley, Park Loomis, Wm. Howell, Dan'l Miller, David A. Smith.

Our boys fought nobly, and did honor to the good name they got at Donelson. We went into action with but 228 men, so you see our loss was as heavy in proportion as at Donelson. We were in three separate engagements on the 6th. Total 22 Killed, 104 Wounded, 10 Missing.


CO. D.
20 ILL. INF.




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  • Added: 31 Oct 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138120211
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Lindsay W. Milan (1840–Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138120211, citing South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by MidwestMom (contributor 47103824) .