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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Marcus P. Miller

(Ap'd Mas.)


Marcus Peter Miller: Born Mar. 27, 1835, Stockbridge, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1858.

Served: at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1858‑60;

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 27, 1859)

on leave of absence, 1860; in conducting Recruits to Utah, 1860; and on frontier duty at Ft. Crittenden, Utah, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Oct., 1861, to Mar., 1862; as Quartermaster, 4th Artillery, Feb. 14 to Apr. 1, 1862, and Adjutant, Apr. 1, 1862, to Mar. 11, 1864; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, as Ordnance Officer of the Reserve Artillery (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to

(Bvt. Captain, July 1, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va.)

Aug., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, in command of Battery (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign, in command of Battery (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to May, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Storming of Marye Heights, May 3, 1863; in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., May 31 to June 17, 1863; as Mustering Officer at Baltimore, Md., June 17 to Aug. 23, 1863; in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., Aug. 23, 1863, to Mar. 9, 1864; on Examining Board at Washington, D. C., and Annapolis, Md., Mar. 9 to Nov. 11,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Mar. 11, 1864)

1864; in command of Battery at Kernstown, Va., Nov. 30, 1864, to Feb. 27, 1865; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sheridan's Movement from Winchester, Va., Feb. 27 to Apr. 9, 1865, being engaged in the Battle of Dinwiddie C. H.,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Cavalry Campaign from Winchester to Richmond, Va.)

Mar. 31, 1865, — Action of Scott's Corners, Apr. 2, 1865, — Battle of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 31, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Dinwiddie C. H., Va.)

Sailor's Creek, Apr. 6, 1865, — and Action and Capitulation of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lee at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; and on March towards Danville, Va., and thence to Washington, D. C., Apr.‑May, 1865.

Served: in garrison in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., June, 1865, to Nov., 1867, — Ft. McHenry, Md., Nov. 29, 1867, to Mar., 1870, — Charleston, W. Va., to Nov., 1870, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., to Nov., 1872; on frontier duty at Ft. Stevens, Or., Nov. 26, 1872, to June, 1877, — and in , in command of Artillery Battalion, June to Oct., 1877; in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 7, 1877, to June 25, 1878; on Bannock Campaign, June to Sep., 1878; in garrison at Angel Island, Cal., Oct. 2, 1878, to Oct., 1879; at the Artillery School, Ft. Monroe, Va., to Aug. 24, 1881; at the Military Academy as Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Aug. 28, 1881, to Aug. 28,

(Major, 5th Artillery, Sep. 14, 1883)

1884; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Sep. 1, 1884 (sick leave of absence, June 2 to Oct. 8, 1885), to Nov. 1, 1886; as Inspector of Rifle Practice and Acting Ordnance Officer, Division of the Atlantic, to June 4, 1888; in command at Ft. Columbus, N. Y. (Rifle Camp at Fisher's  p703 Island, N. Y., July 3 to Aug. 17, 1888), to Dec. 7, 1888; and on duty at Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Brevet Colonel, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant and meritorious services in action against Indians in the Lava Beds, California, April 17, 1873, and special gallantry and military ability in action against Indians at the Clearwater, Idaho, July 11 and 12, 1877.)

Military History. — Served: At Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., to Oct. 10, 1894. — Member of the staff of the school, and Superintendent of Instruction of Field Engineering, Electricity, Mechanical Engineering, and the Art of War.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Artillery, 1st Artillery, Oct. 10, 1894)

— Stationed at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to Oct., 1896, commanding regiment and post; member of board of officers testing range powders. — Changed station with regiment to St. Augustine, Fla., commanding regiment and post to April, 1897.

(Colonel of Artillery, 3d Artillery, April 30, 1897)

— Angel Island, Cal., commanding regiment and post. — Upon the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, in command of all the forts of San Francisco harbor till May 27, 1898. — Member of the Retiring Board, San Francisco, Cal., and of Examining Board for promotions, Presidio, Cal.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, May 27, 1898)

— In command of 1st Brigade, 8th Army Corps, till July 11, 1898. — In command of the Independent Division, 8th Army Corps, and of the troops at Presidio, Cal., till Nov. 8, 1898. — Proceeded with the troops of the Independent Division, 8th Army Corps, Nov. 8, to Manila, Philippine Islands. — Arrived Dec. 29, 1898. — Assigned to command 1st separate brigade 8th Army Corps, and ordered with the brigade, accompanied by four native commissioners, to Iloilo, Panay, to take over that city from the Spanish troops, they consenting — in case they had abandoned the city to the Insurgents, to endeavor to occupy the city by consent of the native Insurgents. — Remained with expeditionary forces on board of transports in the straits of Iloilo, from Dec. 29, 1898 till Feb. 11, 1899; then, with the assistance of the Navy, landed troops, and took possession of the city, the Insurgents having burned and looted the city as far as possible and abandoned it. — On Feb. 12, captured Jaro, the capital of Panay, after two hours' fighting. — Picketed the lines including the two cities. — Repelled with much loss to the Insurgents three strong attacks.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Army, Feb. 15, 1899)

— In addition to command of 1st separate brigade, assigned to command of Military District, Panay, Negros, Cebu, and Leyte Islands. — Remained in this command till

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, March 27, 1899.

Civil History. — Retired officer, — residence, Stockbridge, Mass.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Stockbridge, Mass.

Died Dec. 29, 1906, at Fort Barrancas, Fla.: Aged 70.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1907, for an obituary notice.

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