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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born Ten.)

Albert S. Miller

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born 1803.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Nov. 6, 1818, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1823‑24, — and Baton Rouge, La., 1824‑25; on Missouri River, 1825‑26; on Recruiting service, 1826‑29;

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, May 31, 1829)

on frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1829, 1830‑31, — and Ft. St. Anthony, Min., 1831‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, being engaged in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Gaines, Mar. 4, 1833, to Sep. 13, 1835; in garrison at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1835‑37, — and Jefferson

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Nov. 14, 1836)

Barracks, Mo., 1837; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in the Florida War, 1839‑40, 1840‑41; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1841‑42, — on Recruiting service, 1842; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1842‑44; — Ft. Atkinson, Io., 1844‑45, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and in garrison at Vera Cruz, 1847‑48, and at

(Major, 2d Infantry, Mar. 15, 1848)

the City of Mexico, 1848; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1848‑49; and on frontier duty at Monterey, Cal., 1849, — Expedition to the Sierra Nevada, 1850, — and Benicia, Cal., 1850‑52.

Died, Dec. 7, 1852, at Benicia, Cal.: Aged 49.

Buried, Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery, Benicia, CA.​a

Thayer's Note:

a The Find-a‑Grave page linked here has additional interesting sourced biographical information; and for Benicia Arsenal, see the entry at FortWiki.

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