Farmer, Civil War Veteran
Birth: 1836, Pennsylvania
Military Service: Private, 171st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), Company D
William W. Miller, born in Pennsylvania, moved with parents to Weathersfield by 1850. He served as one of the “Hundred Days Men” of 1864 in the 171st, which saw guard duty at Johnson’s Island, near Sandusky. The regiment then moved to Kentucky, where it was captured and robbed by Morgan’s Raiders and paroled.
Miller settled in Vienna after the Civil War to farm. It appears he never married, and his household usually contained a number of younger brothers and sisters.
Other Vienna residents who served in the 171st Ohio Volunteer Infantry include Harris Dwight Baldwin, Robert Stranahan, Allison Dural Truesdell, and Jesse Wireman.
Regimental History, 171st Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Organized at Sandusky, Ohio, and mustered in May 7, 1864. On guard and fatigue duty at Johnson's Island till June 8. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Cynthiana, Ky. Attached to General Hobson's Command, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio. Action at Kellar's Bridge. Ky., near Cynthiana, Ky., June 11. Cynthiana, Ky., June 12. Regiment captured. Paroled June 13 and ordered to Camp Dennison, Ohio. Duty there and at Johnson's Island, Ohio, till August. Mustered out August 20, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 17 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.Miller, William W.