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 William Miller

William Miller

Birth
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Death 8 Aug 1909 (aged 89)
Point Washington, Walton County, Florida, USA
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 4531 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Ithaca, New York, he graduated from West Point, served in the Mexican War and was engaged in the and lumber business in northwest Florida prior to the Civil War. With the start of the war, he formed a Militia unit and was appointed Colonel of the 1st Florida Infantry in August 1862. At the Battle of Stones River he was severely wounded, sent home to Florida to recuperate and was placed in charge of the Confederate Conscript Bureau for South Florida. In August 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General commander of the Florida District, raised and commanded the 1st Florida Reserves, remaining in position until he surrendered to Union forces at Tallahassee in May 1865. After the war, he returned to his timber business and also established a farm.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Miller (3 Aug 1820–8 Aug 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4531, citing Saint John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .