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Miller, George W.


Biographical Information

George W. Miller was a resident of Dublin, Indiana, a small town in Wayne County. He worked as a grocer and owned a store, along with Russell Hardin, called Hardin & Miller. Hardin & Miller was located on the northeast corner of Davis and Cumberland Streets in Dublin. There is a possibility that George Miller also served as Dublin's postmaster beginning in 1853. Miller married Sarah E. Barnett on September 11, 1854. According to his diary, they had at least two children, a son and a daughter, by 1863. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, Miller enlisted as a Union infantry soldier in Company C of the 84th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the rank of Corporal in August, 1862 for a period of three years. Although the Indiana 84th saw action during the war, Miller was mostly assigned to performed detached duty, including working as a cook and baker at a military hospital somewhere outside of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. When he left the infantry Miller is listed as having been a Private. Miller survived the war and was reported to still be in the service as of May 1865.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George W. Miller papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 42, Placement: 3, Folder: 1, 2, 3
Identifier: MSP 57
Scope and Contents The George W. Miller papers (1853-1865; 0.2 cubic feet) document the participation of George W. Miller, a baker, as a Union soldier in the Civil War. There are a few date discrepancies in the diary. In Diary 1 (1862-1863), Pages 1 through Page 80, Entry August 10 are thought to have been written in 1863. Although Diary 1 itself says 1861, on pages with entries for Saturday, January 17 through Thursday, January 22, Miller has marked out the date and written in "1863" instead. He has also had to...
Dates: 1853 - 1864; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864; Event: Date acquired: 07/10/2008