William B. Miller

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W. B. Miller
Mch. 10, 1823
May 20, 1894
Co. K.
Irelands Batalion
Full Name: William B. Miller
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:T  Number:40
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: March 10, 1823 
Died: May 20, 1894 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1854 
Residence: Kimble Co., Texas 
Admitted To Home: March 19, 1894 
Religion: Methodist 
Regiment: Wood's 
Company: Ireland's Bat. 
MILLER, WILLIAM B. (1823~1894) William Miller was born March 10, 1823, in Mississippi. He married Martha Womack in 1844 in Bedford County, Tennessee. They came to Guadalupe County, Texas in 1854 and Miller worked as a farmer.

During the Civil War, Miller served in Company K, 8th Regiment, Texas Infantry. This unit composed of the 8th Texas Infantry Battalion and Sheas Texas Artillery Battalion and was part of the Trans  Mississippi Department under Kirby Smith. They saw action in Texas and Louisiana during the Red River Campaign, in particular, at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. In July 1864, the regiment had 368 effectives, and at the close of the War they had 294 present. However, only a few of the regiment surrendered on June 2, 1865.

In 1874, the Millers came to Kimble County, Texas, after their son, John and his family moved to the county. According to the Confederate Home roster, Miller was admitted to the Home on March 10, 1894. He died on May 20, 1894, and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.

Information provided and submitted by Frederica Wyatt.
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