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Name: Miller, George W.

Historical Note: George W. Miller was a resident of Dublin, Indiana, a small town in Wayne County. He worked as a grocer and owned a store, along with Russell Hardin, called Hardin & Miller. Hardin & Miller was located on the northeast corner of Davis and Cumberland Streets in Dublin. There is a possibility that George Miller also served as Dublin's postmaster beginning in 1853. Miller married Sarah E. Barnett on September 11, 1854. According to his diary, they had at least two children, a son and a daughter, by 1863. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, Miller enlisted as a Union infantry soldier in Company C of the 84<sup>th</sup> Regiment of the Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the rank of Corporal in August, 1862 for a period of three years. Although the Indiana 84<sup>th</sup> saw action during the war, Miller was mostly assigned to performed detached duty, including working as a cook and baker at a military hospital somewhere outside of Catlettsburg, Kentucky. When he left the infantry Miller is listed as having been a Private. Miller survived the war and was reported to still be in the service as of May 1865.
Sources: Collection file
Note Author: Shauna Borger

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