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Miles, Lorenzo Dow


Age: 22, credited to Albany, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, m/o 7/27/64; (Co. F, 5th US ARTY listed in pension)

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Birth: 09/26/1838, Johnson, VT
Death: 10/05/1923

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 52597645


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/8/1874
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Pine Grove Cemetery, Newport, VT

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Miles, Lorenzo Dow, of Newport, son of Orrin and Eunice (Clark) Miles, was born in the town of St. Johnsbury, Sept. 26, 1838.

He received his preparatory education in the schools and academy of Johnson, and was contemplating a college course, which design he was unable to carry out on account of the bursting of the war cloud in 1861. He enlisted in Co. E, 3d Vt. Regt., while yet a schoolboy, but was detached on special service with Battery F, 5th U. S. regulars, with which organization he remained till early in the winter of 1863, when he returned to his regiment, with which he served till he was honorably discharged at Burlington, July 27, 1864. He participated in all the battles in which the Sixth Army Corps were engaged, except the seven days' fight in front of the rebel capital, including Lee's Mills, Antietam, both engagements at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Petersburg, Welden Station, Cold Harbor and Fort Stevens. In all these bloody struggles he escaped unscathed, nor was he ever captured by the enemy, but did his duty every day during the three years of his service except a period of three months, which he spent in the hospital, sick with typhoid fever. At the expiration of the war Mr. Miles came to Albany, where he settled down as a farmer.

March 14, 1865, he was united to Harriet E., daughter of Eben K. and Jennett (Gregg) Lord; they have three children: Carrie E., Eddie F., and Frank E.

In 1874 Mr. Miles was appointed deputy sheriff and successively re-elected until he was made sheriff ten years later. Since the fall of 1878 he has resided in Craftsbury, Barton, Irasburg and Newport, but finally made his place of abode in Albany. He has been concerned in the arrest of many prominent criminals and was actively employed in search of the murderer Almy.

Republican since the formation of the party. He is a member of Baxter Post, G.A.R., of the K. of P., and in the Masonic order is a member of the K. T. He is liberal in his religious preferences.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 274.


Lorenzo D. Miles, born in St. Johnsbury in 1828, died Friday at the home of his daughter in Boston. He had lived in Albany, Craftsbury, Barton, Irasburg and Newport, Served in the Civil war, was appointed deputy sheriff in 1874 and elected sheriff of Orleans county in 1884, an office he held for 26 years.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, April 11, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.