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Milton Mills
Captain, Company "K" (90-day)
Captain, Company "D"
Major, Field and Staff

birthdate:September 27, 1831 place: Dresden, Ohio (?)
father: Thomas Mills birthdate: 1798 place: Virginia died: February 21, 1851
Dresden, Ohio
mother: Elizabeth Ferguson birthdate:November 4, 1797 place: Pennsylvania died: September 10, 1876
pre-war occupation:miller place:Zanesville, Ohio
post-war occupation:miller, workhouse officer place:Zanesville, Ohio
married:March 8, 1857 to: Emeline Ann Hughes place:.
children:Anabel. first wife and child believed to have died of influenza
married:January 10, 1869 to: Caterine Jane Spaulding place:Zanesville, Ohio
children:Rose Ella born:August 5, 1869
Salem, Ohio
George Emmet born:. died:.
wife died: May 25, 1922place: Louisiana, Missouri
died: April 21, 1889 place:Zanesville, Ohio cause of death: lung and kidney disease
Military Career
entered service: April 27, 1861 CaptainCompany K
mustered out: August 18, 1861   
re-entered service: September 13, 1861 CaptainCompany D
captured: December 29, 1862 place:Chickasaw Bayou, Miss.
promoted: January 13, 1863 Major Field and Staff
paroled: April, 1863  
re-joined regiment: May, 1863  
resigned: February 12, 1864 due to ill health
appointed: December 24, 1864 Captain First Corps, General Hancock Washington, D. C. recruiting officer
discharged: .
Additional Details
Milton Mills lived in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, on Main Street according to the 1880 Ohio census.
The Mills' daughter, Rosella, was born in 1869 while the family lived in Adamsville, Ohio.
Catherine Jane Spaulding Mills was born in Quincy, Illinois, on January 30, 1846, and died in Louisiana, Missouri, on May 25, 1922.

Click here to see photographs of Milton Mills' Civil War officer's coat, sash and sword.
Click here to go directly to the Soldier's Profile page for Newton Mills, Milton's younger brother.

Tintype photo of Milton Mills Caterine Spaulding Mills, wife of Milton

Article from The Dresden Doings, January 20, 1877, remembering a social event of January 1, 1857, in which the local militia unit known as the Muskingum Rangers, participated and of which Milton Mills was a member before the war. Note that Mills was a Lieutenant and other members who would later enlist in the 16th Ohio.
Thanks to Betsy Sternau

Milton Mills' brother, Newton Mills (seated near son, Fred), about 1900

Milton and Catherine Mills' daughter, Rosella, as a young child

The mill in Zanesville which Milton Mills may have operated

Rosella, seated at right, at age 17

Milton Mills' obituary from Zanesville, Ohio, newspaper, April 21, 1889

Milton Mills' obituary from The Semi-Weekly Age, Coshocton, Ohio, newspaper, April 26, 1889

Rosella Mills O'Brien,
in later years, at her home in Louisiana, Missouri
(note horse & wagon on street)

Old and new photos of entrance to Greenwood Cemetery in Zanesville, Ohio, built in 1884, five years before Milton Mills' casket passed through

Rosella Mills O'Brien,
at her father's grave in Greenwood Cemetery
Zanesville, Ohio
May 30, 1948

gravestone of Major Milton Mills
thanks to H. Arlan Heiser

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