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Collection Number: 00917-z

Collection Title: John S. R. Miller Papers, 1858-1863.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 17 items
Abstract John S. R. Miller (died 1863) was an enlisted soldier in the United States Army in the Utah Territory and at Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory, 1858-1860. He was also a captain in the 1st North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, serving in Virginia. The collection is letters to his mother and other members of his family from Miller, while serving in the Utah Territory and at Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory, 1858-1860, commenting on camp life, the Mormons, and the Native Americans; and letters home from Miller when he was a captain in the 1st North Carolina Regiment serving in Virginia about camp life, engagements with federal troops, organizing volunteers and other matters.
Creator Miller, John S. R., d. 1863.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John S. R. Miller Papers, #917-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mary Bryan of Petersburg, Va., November 1944.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John S. R. Miller (died 1863) was an enlisted soldier in the United States Army in the Utah Territory and at Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory, 1858-1860. He was also a captain in the 1st North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States of America, serving in Virginia. He was killed in battle at Wincherster, Va. Miller was the son of Elisha P. Miller of Lenoir, N.C., and grew up in Caldwell County, N.C.

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The collection is letters to his mother and other members of his family from John S. R. Miller, United States Army enlisted soldier in Utah Territory and at Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory, 1858-1860, commenting on camp life, the Mormons, and the Native Americans; and letters home from Miller when he was a Confederate captain in the 1st North Carolina Regiment serving in Virginia about camp life, engagements with federal troops, organizing volunteers and other matters.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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