Miles, Otis G.
Age: 31, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, pr CPL 12/11/62, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 09/23/1830, Calais, VT
Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA
Marker/Plot: Hycinth Path,Lot-141,Grave-3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 70978615
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/1/1872; widow Mary A., 2/18/1895, MA
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
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CORPORAL OTIS G. MILES only son of the family of eight children of Elihu and Sally (Bliss) Miles, was born in Calais, Vt., September 23, 1830, and his early life was passed there. His home was in Middlesex, Vt., from about 1861 to 1864 and he enlisted from that town August 25, 1862, drilled and mustered with Company. December 11, 1862 he was promoted to corporal. He was wounded July 3, 1862 at Gettysburg while attempting to aid his comrade. Dexter Parker, who was severely wounded. James H. Wilson, who was also trying to help Parker was instantly killed. He was mustered out with the company.
For several years he worked at carpentry and bridge building for the C. V. R. R. Co. and about 1867 entered the employ of Lane Manufacturing Co., of Montpelier where he was machinist for nearly 20 years, leaving there in 1886 to work for the Thompson-Houston Co. in Lynn, Mass., his family removing to Lynn a short time afterwards. He remained with this company until his death, December 23, 1894. His widow died in 1897.
Comrade Miles was a member of Brooks Post 13, G.A.R.. Montpelier, and of Gen Lander Post 5, Lynn Mass. He marled November 10, 1853 at Burlington, At. Mary Alvira Smith (daughter of William and Mary (Wilson) Smith) of that city.
They had twelve children as follows: only five of whom are living, Eva Jane, born December 18, 1854, died 1865; Charles William, born January 5, 1857, died 1862; Julia Arabelle, born May 8, 1859, married Martin W. Wheelock, of Montpelier, now resides there; children, Mabel E., Ernest W., (dead) Carroll M., (dead), Florence M., Winona M., (dead), and Rachel E.; Cora May, born May 28, 1861. died January 7, 1904; married Frank Dawley, of Montpelier, Vt., January 1, 1882, children, Eva M. and Angie R (dead); Clara Helen, born May 14, 1863, married Wm. S. Keeler November 29, 1881 (Mr. Keeler died In 1906), children, Frederick (dead), Forrest W., Florence C, Raymond S Dorothy A.; George Lincoln, born May 19, 1865, died May, 1866; Frederick Byron, born March 29, 1867, married Rose Gallagher, (dead); married Minnie Adams, (dead), one son, (dead), machinist, Pittsburg, Pa.; Minnie Belle, born October 14, 1869, married Howard A. Littlefield, of Lynn, Mass, resides there, children, Olivia, (dead) Ralph Leslie Roy B., Ernest M.; Forrest Ethan, born December 18, 1871, died August 8, 1885; Harry Ellsworth, born April 19, 1874, died May 30, 1900, killed in bicycle accident at Waltham, Mass.; Etta May, born August 27, 1876. died May 18, 1894; Clyde Leon, born May 17, 1881, employed by Thompson-Houston Co., Lynn, Mass.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 457