Miller, Crosby Park
Age: 18, credited to Pomfret, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, USA
Service: enl 9/4/62, m/i 10/23/62, CPL, Co. G, 16th VT INF, disch 3/12/63, apptd. Cadet USMA, 7/1/63, 2LT, 4th US ARTY 6/17/67, pr 1LT 12/1/69; retired as Brigadier General
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Birth: 10/20/1843, Pomfret, VT
Burial: Post Cemetery, West Point, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 75378179
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Frances L., 11/9/1927, VA
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
College?: USMA 67
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Crosby P. Miller
Crosby Park Miller was born 20 October 1843, in Pomfret, Vermont, the son of Crosby and Orpha Hewett Miller. He enlisted, at age 18, on 4 September 1862, and mustered in as a Corporal, in Co. G, 16th Vermont Infantry, on 23 October 1862. He saw duty at Fort Lyon, Fairfax Court House and Fairfax Station before being discharged on 12 March 1863 to accept an appointment as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, which he joined on 1 July 1863. He graduated in 1867, and was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Artillery on 17 June 1867. He spent several years as Quartermaster at West Point, New York, was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 December 1869. He saw duty at Fort Whipple, Virginia, Fort McHenry, Maryland and Fort Riley, Kansas in the field with the 4th U.S. Artillery, mounted as Cavalry, from September 1870 to April 1871 at the latter fort.
He was again stationed at Fort McHenry, then the Presidio, in California, the Artillery School at Fort Monroe, Virginia, as a military instructor at West Point, Block Point, California, Fort Preble, Maine. He served for a time as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Vermont in Burlington, then at Fort Adams, Rhode Island, as Quartermaster of the 4th .S. Artillery. He later served as Post Quartermaster, Willet's Point, New York City, and was in charge of construction at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and by 1892, was on duty at the War Department in Washington, DC.
In 1900, he was Chief Quartermaster, with the rank of Major, in the Philippines, and back in Washington, DC by 1910. In 1912, he was a member of the United States Soldiers Home Commission. In 1920 he retired to Burlington, Vermont. He died 30 March 1927, and is buried in the U.S. Military Academy Cemetery, in West Point, New York.
He married, 15 April 1874?, Laura Haskin, who was born at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 20 May 1855, daughter of Gen. Joseph A. Haskin, USA. His sister, Ellen M. Miller, married A. B. Chandler of the 1st Vermont Cavalry.
The Tribune Almanac and Political Register, 1912, 583.
Child, Hamilton. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windsor County, VT, 1883-4., Syracuse, etc., p. 187
Haskin, Joseph A., A Haskin History, James A. Hatcher, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1981.
Revised Roster, pp. 560, 677
Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, 1903, 710.