Saturday, October 27, 2012

John L. Miller

Corporal, 12th Tennessee Cavalry, USA
Died April 19, 1865, Eastport, Mississippi

Officer’s Circle
Shiloh National Cemetery

NOTE:  I believe when this headstone was ordered the handwritten abbreviation for corporal, "corpl." was misread as "capt."  Considering 19th century handwriting it is an easy transcription error to make.  I have checked the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, as well as his Compiled Service Records and his Pension index card on and none of his records list him with the rank of captain at any time.

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