MILES, NELSON A. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Colonel, 61st New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Chancellorsville, Va., 2_3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Roxbury, Mass.

Birth:   Westminster, Mass.

Date of issue:   23 July 1892.

Citation:   Distinguished gallantry while holding with his command an advanced position against repeated assaults by a strong force of the enemy; was severely wounded.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)