Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 1836, Germany.
Accredited to: Washington, D.C. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
As captain of a gun on board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against
rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August
1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as
enemy fire raked her decks, Sgt. Miller fought his gun with skill and courage
throughout the furious 2_hour battle which resulted in the surrender of
the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries
at Fort Morgan.
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)