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Collection Reference Number GLC02155.068
From Archive Folder Collection of letters from Michael M. Miller, K company, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves 
Title "Aunt Sallie" to Lile Miller reporting on fighting in Virginia and her hopes of visiting at Christmas
Date 3 November 1862
Recipient Miller, Lile  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Aunt Sallie writes to Lile from "Catoctin," possibly either Catoctin Mountain in Maryland or Catoctin Creek in Virginia. Reports they can "hear the Cannons in Virginia Fighting again." Expects to be able to visit Lile closer to Christmas. Comments on the high price of goods, mutual acquaintances, and an injury which left her temporarily unable to sew.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Women's History  Battle  Finance  Economics  Injury or Wound  Artillery  Confederate States of America  
People Miller, Lile (fl. 1861-1863)  
Place written Maryland
Theme Health & Medicine; Women in American History; The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Folder Information: Sergeant Michael Murray Miller of the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves came from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Most of the letters are to his wife. Included in 206 item collection are 39 letters from his wife to him from Gettysburg and 13 other letters to and from relatives. According to William A. Frassanito, Early Photography at Gettysburg (1995), Miller's letters are the only large archive of a soldier from Gettysburg. Miller's correspondence was split by a descendent so that this collection has every other letter. Michael Murray Miller was a member of Company K, 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry. Company K was the only local company to fight in the battle of Gettysburg. He joined Company K on June 28, 1861 and by March 7, 1863, he rose to the rank of fourth sergeant. Michael was the son of Andrew Bushman Miller and Catherine Culp (14). Michael was married to Lile Zeigler his first cousin. Michael and Lile’s mothers were daughters of Mathias (5) Culp and Anna Maria Miller. Another daughter, Susan (17), was married to Adam Maurey. Adam and Susan’s son William Maurey was a member of Company C., 49th Tennessee, then a unit in the Confederate army that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston had assembled to seek to relieve Vicksburg.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry, Company K