Sergeant David Franklin Miller        
H Company

Enlisted 17 September 1862 at Irving College, 9 Miles south of McMinnville, Warren Co, TN.

He was promoted to Sergeant on the 11 November 1862.

Wounded at Murfreesboro(Stones River), TN, on the 1 January 1863 while lying down near the railroad track which was called "dead angle". Ball grazed his head and struck his left shoulder. Second wound at Murfreesboro was in neck. States he was in hospital for appx. one month after Murfreesboro.

Was wounded at Franklin, TN, near the left eye which destroyed the slight in great measure, he always had a slight defect in this eye from this wound .

States he was permitted to go to Lincoln Co, TN, as army retreated to recover and rest and was never able to make it back to command. Took the oath after deciding to go home on the 20 December 1864, oath taken on the 22 February 1865 in Nashville, TN.

He filed for a pension #4540 on the 27 October 1902 which was accepted.

Born in Warren Co, TN on the 10 February 1829 the son of of John and Catherine (Carson) Miller.

He married Martha Nesbet Marler on the 10 February 1829 she was born 19 November 1828 in Marion Co, TN, and died 27 May 1914 at McMinnville, TN. They had eight children: Mary Ann., Sarah Catherine, Alexander, William, Ester Abgeline, Gilliam, Bettie Bethier and Jessie Miller. She was the daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Barker) Marler.

He died on 25 March 1903 and is buried in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery, (9 miles south of McMinnville), Warren Co, TN. His wife is also buried there as are three of their children.


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