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 John Lucas Miller

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John Lucas Miller Famous memorial

Birth
Ebenezer, York County, South Carolina, USA
Death
6 May 1864 (aged 34)
Wilderness Corner, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Plot
Confederate Officers' Section
Memorial ID
8742388 View Source

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. A graduate of Davidson College, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in York County, South Carolina, and owned and edited the Yorkville "Enquirer". A member of the South Carolina Legislature at the start of the Civil War, he was elected Captain in the 12th South Carolina Infantry Regiment in 1861 and rose to the rank of Colonel by 1863. He led his men in the Battles of Gaines Mill (1862), Antietam (1862), Gettysburg (1863), and the Wilderness (1864). Having previously been wounded at Gaines Mill and Antietam, he was mortally wounded after the Wilderness. He was the cousin of Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, the noted Civil War diarist.

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. A graduate of Davidson College, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in York County, South Carolina, and owned and edited the Yorkville "Enquirer". A member of the South Carolina Legislature at the start of the Civil War, he was elected Captain in the 12th South Carolina Infantry Regiment in 1861 and rose to the rank of Colonel by 1863. He led his men in the Battles of Gaines Mill (1862), Antietam (1862), Gettysburg (1863), and the Wilderness (1864). Having previously been wounded at Gaines Mill and Antietam, he was mortally wounded after the Wilderness. He was the cousin of Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, the noted Civil War diarist.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 11 May 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8742388
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8742388/john-lucas-miller: accessed ), memorial page for John Lucas Miller (5 Sep 1829–6 May 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8742388, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.