Marcus P. Miller was born in March 1835 in Massachusetts and entered the United States Military Academy on September 1, 1854. On graduation he was breveted a Second Lieutenant, 4th United States Artillery, July 1, 1858. He was subsequently commissioned a Second Lieutenant, September 26, 1859, and promoted to Fist Lieutenant, May 14, 1861, to Captain, May 11, 1864, Lieutenant Colonel, 1st United States Artillery, October 10, 1894, and to Colonel, 3rd United States Artillery, April 30, 1897.
He was appointed Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, May 27, 1898, and commanded a Brigade in Manila, 1898-99, during the Spanish-American War.
He was breveted Captain, July 1, 1862, for gallantry at Malvern Hill, to Major, March 13, 1865, for gallantry in the Cavalry campaign from Winchester to Richmond, Virginia, to Lieutenant Colonel, March 31, 1865, for gallantry at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia (all Civil War service), to Colonel, February 27, 1890, for gallantry and ability in the Indian campaigns in Lava Beds, California, April 17, 1873, and at Clearwater, Idaho, July 1877.
He retired from the active service March 27, 1899.
He died in December 1906, and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Katherine S. Haskin Miller (August 1843-August 1925) is buried with him.
MILLER, MARCUS P
BRIG GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 12/11/1906
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION W-W SITE 141-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Captain Marcus P. Miller, of the Fourth Regiment United States Artillery, to be captain by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia, to date from July 1, 1862; to be Major by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services in the cavalry campaign from Winchester to Richmond, Virginia, to date from March 13, 1865; and to be Lieutenant-Colonel by brevet, for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Dinwiddie Court-House Virginia, to date from March 31, 1865.
Also in this gravesite are buried:
Katherine S. Haskin Miller, the wife of Marcus P. Miller, August 1843-August 1925.
Rebecca E. Miller, the daughter of of Marcus P. Miller. Footstone at site. 1864-1940.
Marcus Lyon Miller, Captain, United States Navy. Son of Marcus P. Miller. Adjacent site. September 25, 1866-August 16, 1943.
MILLER, MARCUS LYON
CAPT US NAVY RETIRED
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/16/1943
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/02/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION WEST SITE 141-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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