Welcome to "Remembering the 142nd PVI". The purpose of this site is post pictures, information, and the final resting places of this regiment of the American Civil War. It seeks to tell a "bottom up" history, straight from the common soldiers themselves. If you have any information concerning the 142nd, please email me at bmonticue@gmail.com. Thank you and enjoy.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pvt. Gillian Miller, Co. C

Gillian Miller, the eldest son of Jacob and Elizabeth Miller, was born in Rockwood, Somerset County, PA in 1841. Jacob worked as a farmer, and he and his wife were the parents of 12.

On August 25, 1862, Gillian was mustered into military service at Camp Curtin, outside of Harrisburg, PA when he joined Co. C 142nd PA Infantry. He was also one of the fortunate ones who made it through the entire war physically unharmed. He was mustered out with his company on May 29, 1865.

After the war, Gillian moved back home and started his own life as a farmer. He was married to his wife Mary in 1867, and the couple would eventually have six children. A family photo is seen below.

Front row: Anna (Miller) Atchison, Mary Miller, Gillian Miller, William Miller
Back row: Ed Miller, James Miller, George H. Miller, Laura (Miller) Weimer
Photo: Down the Road of Our Past Book III by Rockwood Area Historical & Genealogical Society

The 142nd held a 40th Anniversary reunion in Berlin, Somerset County, PA in September of 1902. According to the Berlin Record, Gillian Miller was one of the attendees. 

Gillian Miller passed away in 1926 and his buried beside his wife in Hauger Church Cemetery, Black Twp, Somerset County, PA.

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