James M Miller

BirthApril 6, 1842
DeathFeb. 15, 1935
CemeteryPawnee City (Pawnee City)
PostIngham (Pawnee City)
Unit32nd Iowa Infantry, Company G

Private James M Miller

Company G, 32nd Iowa Infantry

Company G, 8th Iowa Infantry

Miller was born in Indiana on April 6, 1842. He was residing in Butler County, Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on March 26, 1864. Miller was mustered on April 9, 1864. He served about 1 year and 3 months before transferring to the 8th Iowa Infantry on July 28, 1865. Iowa records do not include his discharge date from the 2nd unit. The regiment was mustered out on April 20, 1866 and it is likely that Miller served to that date.

The 32nd Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Dubuque on October 6, 1862. During Miller’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Red River Campaign (AR) (March 10-May 22, 1864).

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Battle of Tupelo (MS) (July 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 8-April 12, 1865).

The Battle of Pleasant Hill was the most costly engagement during the War. The 32nd Iowa Infantry lost 46 soldiers, 113 were wounded, and 103 were taken prisoner.

Miller died on February 15, 1935 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City (Pawnee County), Nebraska. Miller was a member of the Ingham Post (#95) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Pawnee City.

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