Thomas A McMillin

BirthMarch 15, 1846
DeathOct. 26, 1932
CemeteryChambers (Chambers)
PostUpright (Bennett)
Unit4th Iowa Infantry, Company H

Private Thomas A McMillin

Company H, 4th Iowa Infantry

McMillin (also spelled McMillen) was born in Rob Roy (Fountain County), Indiana on March 15, 1846. He was residing in Montgomery County, Iowa when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on April 8, 1864. McMillin served a little over 15 months. He was discharged on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

McMillin joined the regiment in the spring of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit fought in many major battles and military campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864) (GA).

Battle of Resaca (May 14-15, 1864) (GA).

Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864) (GA).

Siege of Atlanta (July 22-August 25, 1864) (GA).

General Sherman’s March to the Sea (November 15-December 10, 1864) (GA).

Siege of Savannah (December 10-21, 1864) (GA).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (March 20-21, 1865) (NC).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.

Grand Review of the Troops (May 24, 1865) (Washington DC).

McMillin died on October 26, 1932 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in Chambers Cemetery in Chambers (Holt County), Nebraska. McMillin was a member of three (3) posts of the Grand Army of the Republic in Nebraska:

Upright Post (#62) in Bennett.

Smith Post (#65) in Doniphan.

Inman Post (#183) in Inman.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.