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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
USA
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E-8 Master Sergeant


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Lieut. Wesley Miller
Posted on: 8/7/2018 8:39:54 AM
From the St Cloud Democrat. St Cloud Minnesota. August 6th, 1863.



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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


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Re: Lieut. Wesley Miller
Posted on: 8/7/2018 10:04:23 AM
You can't overstate, the importance of the 1st Minnesota's sacrifice on day 2, stopping a Confederate advance on Cemetery Hill, that if successful might have turned the battle in the ANV's favor!?

I believe they suffered 80 to 90 percent casualties, but saved the Union line!?
Thank's Larry,
MD
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Larry Purtell
USA
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E-8 Master Sergeant


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Re: Lieut. Wesley Miller
Posted on: 8/7/2018 10:23:49 AM
More on the death of Lt. Miller


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Larry Purtell
USA
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E-8 Master Sergeant


Posts: 650

Re: Lieut. Wesley Miller
Posted on: 8/7/2018 10:25:41 AM
More on the death of Lt. Miller



Try this link if the copy is too fuzzy.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016836/1863-07-23/ed-1/seq-2/#date1=07%2F02%2F1863&index=1&date2=08%2F31%2F1863&searchType=advanced&language=&sequence=0&words=Wesley&proxdistance=5&state=Minnesota&rows=20&ortext=Wesley&proxtext=&phrasetext=&andtext=&dateFilterType=range&page=1
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Rick Schaus
Capon Springs, WV, USA
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Re: Lieut. Wesley Miller
Posted on: 8/7/2018 10:26:30 AM
Col Miller was the CO of the 7th MN Infantry.

1LT Miller began his brief military career as a PVT in the 1st MN Infantry.
He was commissioned and assigned to the 7th US Infantry in September 1861.

He was brevetted CPT, dated 2 July 1863, for “gallant and meritorious service” at Gettysburg, where he was KIA that day.
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VR, Rick Schaus

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