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Thomas Miller

Thomas A. R. Miller (abt 1843 - bef January 19, 1899) served as a corporal in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Miller was born about 1843 in Carter County. He married Catherine [last name unknown] (d. aft 1899).[1]

Civil War service

Miller enlisted as a private in Company A on September 22, 1863 in Carter County, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed corporal on October 1, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller.[2]

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 8" tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Miller is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service for which muster roll records have survived.

Miller mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $3.63 from the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

When Miller died, where he died, and where he is buried has not been found. His wife, who had remarried, applied for a widow's pension on January 19, 1899.[3]

Notes

  1. Attempts to locate either of them in the U.S. Census records have be unsuccessful.
  2. His muster out record gives the date of his appointment as December 31, 1863.
  3. Her surname at the time of this pension application was Schilling and she was living in Illinois.
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