Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - David Miller

David R. Miller

Representing: Union
G.A.R. Post: John Buford Post #89 Everett, WA


Unit History

  • 138th Indiana Infantry I

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David Miller
Full Unit History

138th INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Organized: 5/27/64 Indianapolis, IN
Mustered Out: 9/22/64 Indianapolis, IN

Regimental History

REGIMENTAL HISTORY:

 

  As the important Union campaigns of 1864 drew near the call went out for states to form “100 day” regiments which would primarily be utilized in guard and garrison roles thereby freeing up seasoned troops for active fieldwork.  The 138th was one of eight such units organized in Indiana.

   Leaving the state for Nashville & Chattanooga, Tennessee & Alabama, and Memphis and Charleston railroads, all of which were important communication and supply lines for Union Gen. William T. Sherman.

   The regiment was engaged in such duties throughout its existence which, like most other 100-day units, lasted beyond the original period of enlistment.  Losses: 8 enlisted men died from disease/accidents. 1 enlisted man deserted. 

Soldier History

SOLDIER:
Residence: Huntington, IN   Age: 19.4 yrs.
Enrolled: 5/6/64 Huntington, IN
Mustered In: 5/27/64 Indianapolis, IN   Rank: Pvt.
Mustered Out: 9/22/64 Indianapolis, IN
Highest Rank: Pvt.

Family History

PERSONAL/FAMILY HISTORY:

 

  David R. Miller was born in Stark Co., Ohio 1/6/45 to parents Samuel and Rochelle (nee Bonebrook) Miller.  No additional information is available on his birth family or formative years.  In the spring of 1964 the 5’9” teenaged farmboy entered the U.S. Army.  His brief tenure as a soldier appears to have been benign.

   With military service behind him, David returned to Huntington.  There, on 12/69 he married Amanda J. Kitt.  The couple produced two children: Corra (9/22/70) and Emet A. (2/19/78).  The Millers resided in Huntington and Rome City, IN for a total of 26 years before removing to Black Rock, AR.  They remained there for additional 16 years before, in 1906, settling in Everett, WA.  Most likely this final move was made to be near Emit and his family who lived in the state.

   Farmer, citizen soldier and later, carpenter, David R. Miller died in Everett 3/23/16.  Cause of death: Cancer of bladder and rectum.  At passing he was receiving an $18 per month government pension based on his Civil War service.  Amanda died 2/4/19.  At that time she was receiving $25 per month from the government. She is buried beside David.  

Cemetery

Buried at Snohomish G.A.R.
Row: GAR
Site: Mausoleum

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