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Davidson Miller

Obituary of George F. Miller, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Capt. George Franklin Miller, who died at his home in Indianapolis, Ind., on May 9, 1922, at the age of seventy-nine years, was born in Barboursville, Va. (now West Virginia), in 1843. At the age of fourteen he was appointed page in the United States Senate, where he served for two years. When the War between the States came on he enlisted for the Confederacy, serving first under General Loring. He was later transferred to Morgan's Cavalry, serving in the 4th Kentucky Regiment. He was wounded in the battle at Mt. Sterling, Ky., but went on with his command. He was commissioned as captain, and after fighting at Cynthiana, Ky., he and several companies were making their way South when they were captured at Mossy Creek, Tenn. He was then held as prisoner in Camp Douglas for nine months, being released on exchange at the special request of General Morgan. Following the surrender at Appomattox, Captain Miller volunteered with a command which left to join Johnston's army, with which he surrendered in North Carolina. In his service as a soldier he participated in the retreat from Kenawha Valley, the siege of Knoxville, Tenn, and the battle of Blue Springs.

After the war Captain Miller located in Indianapolis, where he was one of the successful business men of the city, and also held a number of appointive public offices, being in the office of the State auditor, and also for twenty years in the office of the county treasurer. He married Miss Catherine Davidson, a granddaughter of Governor Noble, and is survived by one daughter. Two sisters and a brother, J. W. Miller, of Barboursville, are left of his family.

Captain Miller was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and richly merited it. He was a patriotic citizen, a good neighbor, and a steadfast friend. He always stood for what he believed to be right and was ready to make sacrifices in its behalf. He was kindly, courteous, and cordial in manner, which won him many friends.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, November, 1922.

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