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Pvt Edward Miller

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Pvt Edward Miller

Birth
Death
17 Sep 1862
Burial
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Plot
Site 782
Memorial ID
16149366 View Source

Civil War Union Soldier. This eighteen year old enlisted in New York City, New York on December 16, 1861. The same day he entered the ranks of Company H, 51st New York Infantry as a Private. This regiment was present at the battle that produced the bloodiest day of the war – Antietam. It is probable that Private Miller was in ear shot of the voice of Edward Ferrero when this officer spoke to them on September 17, 1862 at the height of the battle:

"It is General Burnside's special request that the two 51sts take that bridge (Burnside's Bridge). Will you do it?"

It is not known when or how Private Miller met his fate, but it is acknowledged that this obedient soldier, along with his regiment, attempted to "take that bridge". It was during this effort that he lost his young life.

Civil War Union Soldier. This eighteen year old enlisted in New York City, New York on December 16, 1861. The same day he entered the ranks of Company H, 51st New York Infantry as a Private. This regiment was present at the battle that produced the bloodiest day of the war – Antietam. It is probable that Private Miller was in ear shot of the voice of Edward Ferrero when this officer spoke to them on September 17, 1862 at the height of the battle:

"It is General Burnside's special request that the two 51sts take that bridge (Burnside's Bridge). Will you do it?"

It is not known when or how Private Miller met his fate, but it is acknowledged that this obedient soldier, along with his regiment, attempted to "take that bridge". It was during this effort that he lost his young life.

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  • Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 12 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 16149366
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16149366/edward-miller: accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Edward Miller (unknown–17 Sep 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16149366, citing Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by Stonewall (contributor 46536634).