91st PA: Henry Miller

Henry Miller

Before the war

He was born in 1838/39 (5 (24 in 1863), 6 (24 in 1863)). He was born in Alleghany [County], Pennsylvania (5, 6).

When he enlisted, he was a roller (5, 6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5-1/8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (5, 6).

During the war

He also served, in company D of the 13th Pennsylvania Infantry (7, 9, 12). He enlisted on 21 [?] April 1861, and was discharged on 6 [?] August 1861 (12).

He was drafted (1, 5, 6). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 10 July 1863 in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1, 5, 6, 9). He enlisted for three years (5, 6). His service was credited to the 22nd congressional district (5, 6).

He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company L of the 62nd Pennsylvania to the 91st (1, 7, 9). On 21 July 1864, he, and the othe members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then present, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 13).

On 18 March 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 2 April 1865 (4). He returned (4).

On 30 April 1865, he was reported absent--but his name seems to be crossed out (8).

He mustered out 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 12). He was a private, in company K (13).

After the war

In 1890, he was living at 99 Allen Avenue, Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (12).

On 15 June 1891, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (7, 9).

He died in 1910 (7). Perhaps he is the Henry M Miller who died on 15 December 1909, in Duquesne, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (10, 17). If so, he died at 913 Chestnut Street, 3rd ward, Duquesne Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (17). He was born on 19 November 1837, in Butler County, Pennsylvania, to Peter Miller and Elizabeth Millhorn (17). He was a merchant (17). He died of chronic enteritis (duration 250 days), with acute pleuritis (duration 10 days) contributing (17). On 18 December 1909, he was buried, in St Joseph MK Cemetery (17).

On 21 January 1910, his widow, Annie E Miller, successfully applied for a pension (7, 9).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Henry Miller)

3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Henry Miller)

4 enlisted men's furloughs (Hen Miller)

5 company K, third descriptive roll (Henry Miller)

6 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Henry Miller)

7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (Henry Miller)

8 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Henry Miller) (This entry appears to be crossed out)

9 pension index, by name (Henry Miller)

10 Pennsylvania death indices, 1909 (accessed 18 Apr 13) ('Miller, Henry M., 111243; Duquesne; Dec. 15.' [uncertain identification]

11 death certificate, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, 15 December 1909 (Henry Martin Miller)

12 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth (FamilySearch) (Henry Miller)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Henry Miller)

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Henry Miller in the 91st PA database

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Elizabeth (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed by reference to his service in the 91st]

[line] 22
[house] 157
[family] 186
[name] Henry Miller
[rank] Private
[company] D
[unit] 13th Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 21 [?] Apr 1861
[discharge date] 6 [?] Aug 1861
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] 99 Allen Ave
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 23
[house] x
[family] x
[name] Reenlisted
[rank] Private
[company] K
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 10 [?] July 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] [blank]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 January 2015, from Fold3]


Miller Henry
Co. K, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also 62 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, 15 December 1909, Henry Martin Miller]
[transcribed 1 December 2013; obtained from Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records]
[the only evidence I have that this is the Henry Miller who served in the 91st is that according to the pension index by unit (source 7 above) he died in 1910, according to the Pennsylvania death indices no Henry Miller died in 1910 before 21 January 1910 (when the pension index by name (source 9 above) indicates his widow filed successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension), and that in 1890 the Henry Miller who served in the 91st was clearly living in Allegheny County]

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
File No. 111243
Registered No. 264
Registration District No. 125
Primary Registration District No. 1018
PLACE OF DEATH
County of Allegheny
Borough of Duquesne
(No. 913 Chestnut St. 3 Ward)
FULL NAME Henry Martin Miller

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
SEX Male
COLOR White
DATE OF BIRTH Nov 19 1837
AGE 72 years, 0 months, 26 days.
Married
BIRTHPLACE Butler Co Pa.
OCCUPATION Merchant
NAME OF FATHER Peter Miller
BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER Not Known
MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Elizabeth Milhorn
BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Not Known
THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF
(Informant) Mrs Thos Murtha
(Address) Duquesne, Pa
Filed Dec 18 1909
Arthur B Pitts [?] Registrar

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
DATE OF DEATH Dec 15th 1909
I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from April 15, 1909 to Dec 15, 1909, that I last saw him alive on Dec. 15, 1909, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 2 50 P.M.
The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
Chronic Enteritis (Duration) 250 Days
Contributory Acute pleuritis (Duration) 10 Days
(Signed) T. J. Madden M.D.
Dec. 16 1909 (Address) Duquesne Pa.
PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL St Joseph MK [?]
DAT OF BURIAL Dec 18 1909
UNDERTAKER [illegible]
ADDRESS Duquesne

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