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Nelson A. Miles

Date of Birth:      August 8, 1839
Hometown:         Westminster, MA
Education:           N/A
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Lieutenant General

Date of Death:     May 15, 1925
Place of Death:    Washington, DC
Buried At:           Arlington National Cemetery

Major Battles:        Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Overland Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Miles compiled a record, second to none, in the Civil War.  Miles would be wounded four times, at four different battles (Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Petersburg) and would receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, for his actions at Chancellorsville.  After the war, Miles made his career, in the regular army. He would rise from colonel, to lieutenant general, over the course of 35 years, and would become general-in-chief.  Additionally, Miles would be the last surviving, full rank, Civil War major general.  Only two brigadier generals would live longer: John R. Brooke and Adelbert Ames.

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