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 William J Miller

William J Miller

Birth
Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Jul 1863 (aged 18–19)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 86869146 · View Source
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Our dear William most likely never made it home for burial. The horror stories of our Southern fallen heroes burials is atrocious. His military record called him a "a gallant soldier". You are not forgotten dear cousin!!!
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1860 Catawba Co NC Hickory Tavern PO household 672
Joel Miller 38
Harriette E 35
Hiram A 16 (married Candace Bolch, dtr of (my) Henry Bolch and Sarah Hunsucker in Webster Co Missouri)
Seda C 14
Sirena E 12
Mary M 9
Francis E female 6
Florence A 4
Louiza V 10 mos
Ambrose Jones Miller 8 bound
William J Miller 16 farm labor

Name: William J Miller , Residence: Catawba County, North Carolina Enlistment Date: 13 August 1861 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Unit Numbers: 138 138 Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 13 August 1861
Enlisted in Company C, 28th Infantry Regiment North Carolina Confederacy on 13 August 1861.
Killed Company C, 28th Infantry Regiment North Carolina Confederacy on 03 July 1863 in Gettysburg, PA

28 Regiment North Carolina Infantry State Troops Co. C, Private
Aug 13 to Dec 1, 1861 present
enlisted Aug 13 Newton by T L Lowe (THOMAS L) for one year, Catawba Co Volunteer
Nov & dec 1861 paid by Maj Wm Lamb Oct 31, 1861
dated Mch 1, 1862 bounty paid $50 present re enlisted for two years
Mch and April 1862 paid Feb 28, 1862 present
May 1 to Oct 31, 1862 present
Nov and Dec 1862 present
Jan & Feb 1863 present
Mch & Aprl 1863 present
Killed July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, Va. He was a most gallant soldier

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http://voices.yahoo.com/the-forgotten-confederate-soldiers-1325539.html
One of the saddest and unfortunate aspects of the Battle of Gettysburg was the way the Confederate dead were handled. Unless buried by their comrades, the dead were carelessly buried in a shallow graves, with just enough dirt to cover the bodies. No attempt was made by the Union soldiers that did the interment to identify the bodies. The Union dead were buried quickly after the battle, but in many cases the Confederate dead were left unburied for days. When the rebel dead was buried, usually a shallow trench was dug and the bodies just rolled into it, in many cases multiple bodies in the same trench.


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  • Created by: civilwarbuff
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86869146
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William J Miller (1844–3 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86869146, citing Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by civilwarbuff (contributor 47049540) .