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Horace B. Miller


Comrade Horace B. Miller was born in Porter county, Indiana, Jan. 10, 1848. He moved with his mother to Independence, Ia., in the year 1855, where he lived at the beginning of the civil war.

Comrade Miller enlisted in the Union army, as a private in Captain Warren Beckwith's command, Co. C, the Fourth Iowa Cavalry, Feb. 29, 1864. He was discharged therefrom at Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 8, 1865, on account of the close of the war, after a service of one year, five months and nine days.

He united with Chaplain Brown post No. 106, Department of Indiana, Grand Army of the Republic, May 29, 1883, and had been a faithful member of the same since that date. At the time of hs demise he was officer of the guard of the post. He had just been elected and was subject to installation as post commander to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of his true friend, Comrade Fisher.

Comrade Miller died at his home on East Jefferson street, Valparaiso, Ind., March 27, 1916, and he was buried in Graceland cemetery.

Comrade Miller was connected to one of the most brave, patriotic and fearless cavalry regiments of the Union army, ever on the alert, both day and night, in the interest of freedom and human right.

Some of the many engagements of this command, after he joined it, were Ripley, Miss., June 11, 1864; Memphis, Tenn., August 21, repelling a raid of Confederate cavalry under General Forrest; again on December 4, at Memphis, Tenn.

Later this regiment was attached to the First Brigade, Fourth Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, under the command of General Wilson, and on March 21, 1865, they started on that memorable Wilson raid from Gravella Springs, Ala., engaging in battle at Sixmile creek, Salem, and Montgomery, Ala.; Columbus and Macon, Ga.

In this raid and these engagements they marched over six hundred miles, achieved great victories, destroyed immense stores of munitions of war, captured thousands of stands of arms, many cannon, and thousands of prisoners of war.

Comrade Miller was a man of commendable traits, kind and generous to his family, true to his comrades, faithful in the performance of his every duty, both as a soldier and a citizen.

When the great struggle of the rebellion was ushered into the events of time, Comrade Miller was just a little boy, but as time rolled on and the struggle increased in fierceness there continues the ringing in his ear of his country's call and his young heart was touched with the loyal sentiment:

O, God of our heroic fathers, our freedom prolong
And, with thy might crush out rebellion, oppression and wrong.
O, sacred land of earth's hope on thy blood-reddened sod
I'm willing to die for the Nation, the Union and God.

E. M. BURNS, Post Adjutant

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: April 12, 1916
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Page: 3
Column(s): 1

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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