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Miller, Henry C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Ryegate, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, CPL, Co. C, 3rd VT INF, pr SGT, comn 2LT, Co. H, 9/22/62, pr 1LT, Co. A, 7/21/63 (9/7/63), wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, mwia, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, d/wds 6/4/64, originally buried Corps Hosp., VA

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VITALS

Birth: 06/03/1839, Ryegate, VT
Death: 06/04/1864

Burial: Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, VA
Marker/Plot: A-305
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 3070091

Cenotaph: Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 94455488


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father A. S., 1/5/1867, not approved
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Cold Harbor National Cemetery, VA

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CENOTAPH:


Tombstone

Tombstone

Cenotaph in Blue Mountain Cemetery, Ryegate, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

John Gibson Collection

Photo

Ed Italo Collection

Henry C. Miller

St. Johnsbury Caledonian

July 22, 1864

At Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, of wounds received in the battle of June 2d, Lieut. Henry C. Miller, of Co. H, 3d Vt. Vols., son of Alexander S. Miller, of Ryegate, aged 24 years.

One of the first to enlist in the beginning of the war, he entered the service as a private with the earnest spirit of a true patriot. Possessing a mind of more than ordinary intelligence and capability, with great self-reliance and courage, he soon distinguished himself and won the confidence of his companions-in-arms. By steady advancement through all the grades of promotion he attained the rank of 1st lieutenant. He participated in all the battles in which his command has been engaged. The country has lost a thorough soldier and god officer. A good son, brother and true friend is taken away, crushing the dearest earthly hopes and breaking the fondest ties. We can thus pay but a feeble tribute to the memory of our best and bravest who have been sacrificed in this sad and cruel rebellion.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.