Andrew Miller (Medal of Honor, 1864)

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For the World War II Medal of Honor recipient, see Andrew Miller (Medal of Honor, 1944).
Andrew Miller
Born 1836
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1854 - 1866
Rank Sergeant
Unit USS Richmond
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Andrew Miller (b. 1836- c.1866) was a sergeant serving in the United States Marine Corps during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Mobile Bay.


Miller was born in 1836 in Germany, and entered the Marine Corps from Washington, D.C., August 21, 1854. He was a sergeant assigned to the marine detachment aboard the USS Richmond when it was sent to fight in the American Civil War during the Battle of Mobile Bay.[1][2]

He was initially discharged from the Marine Corps August 21, 1858 but went on to serve three more enlistments. He honorably discharged the final time on October 20, 1866.[2][3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1836, Germany. Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.


As captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Sgt. Miller fought his gun with skill and courage throughout the furious 2-hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (M-Z); Miller, Andrew entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. July 28, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Schuon, Karl (1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary. New York: Franklin Watts. p. 147. 
  3. ^ "Sergeant Andrew Miller, USMC, (Deceased); Civil War 1861-1865 Medal of Honor recipient". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. United States Marine Corps, History Division. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 

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