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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

William Edward Miller

  • Rank: Captain
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    3d Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Without orders, led a charge of his squadron upon the flank of the enemy, checked his attack, and cut off and dispersed the rear of his column.
Medal of Honor Recipient William E. Miller
Medal of Honor Recipient William E. Miller
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 21, 1897
  • Born: February 5, 1836, West Hill, Cumberland County, PA, United States
  • Died: December 10, 1919
  • Buried: Gettysburg National Military Park (MH) (OFF-8), Gettysburg, PA, United States

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