John Miller (1865 Medal of Honor recipient)

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John Miller
Civil War era Medal of Honor
Born 1839
Kurhessen, Germany
Died (1882-03-08)March 8, 1882
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1863 - 1865
Rank Private
Unit 8th New York Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
 • Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
Awards Medal of Honor

John Miller (1839 in Kurhessen, Germany - March 8, 1882) won a Medal of Honor for his service during the American Civil War. He was born Henry Fey.[1]


He was born on 1839 in Kurhessen, Germany.

Miller enlisted in the Army from Rochester, New York in December 1863. He earned the Medal of Honor for his actions on March 2, 1865 in Waynesboro, Virginia during the Battle of Waynesboro.[1][2] His citation reads, "capture of flag."[1] He mustered out with his regiment in June 1865. [3]

Following his death in 1882, he was initially interred at Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Broomall, Pennsylvania, however he was reinterred in Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia.[1]