Miller, Harvey

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Harvey Miller was born in Hudson, NY on October 17, 1838, a son of John P. Miller and Katie Ploss

Marriage & Children

Harvey married Julia Scriver at about 1869 and had two children:

  • Albert E. Miller
  • Fanny Maud Miller

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Rensselaerville[1]
Place of Birth: Hudson, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 17 Oct 1838[1]
Names of Parents: John P.(Miller) and Katie Ploss[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 19 Aug 1861[2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 44th Infantry[3]
Company: Company C
Promotion Date: 17 Nov 1863[3]
Promotion Rank: Corporal[3]
Transfer Date: 6 Oct 1864
Transferred to: 140th Infantry, Company F[3]
Promotion Date: 1 May 1865[3]
Promotion Rank: Sergeant[3]
Wounded in Action on: 15 May 1864[3]
Wounded in Action at: The Wilderness, VA[3]
Transfer Date: 3 Jun 1865[3]
Transferred to: 5th Veteran Infantry, Company F[3]
Muster Out Date: 21 Aug 1865[2]
Muster Out Place: Hart's Island, NY Harbor, NY[2]
Additional Remarks: Originally enlisted at the age of 22.[2] "Served 3 years in the 44th was in the Penensular Campaigns under Gen George B. McClellan in the Memorable 7 days Battles (Seven Days Battles) was in Battles of Gettysburg Fredericksburgh Min___ Run, still living P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."[1] "Served in the 140th until May 4, 1865 then was transferred to 5th N.Y Regt Discharged with Regiment (Still living) P.O. Address Rensselaerville Albany Co N.Y."[1]

Born in Rensselaerville, NY, Age 24, Farmer, Dark eyes, Dark hair, Dark complection, 5'8-1/2" tall.[4]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the years 1900 and 1904; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


Harvey died in 1910 and was buried at the Chestnut Lawn Cemetery in New Baltimore, Greene Co., NY. Julia died in 1929 and is buried beside him.

Harvey Miller and his wife, Julia Scriver


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ancestry Military Databases
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
  4. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases