Finding aid for the Miller Family Papers



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Miller Family Papers
Date [inclusive]
2 boxes, 1 oversize box
General Physical Description note
2 boxes (.63 linear feet)
Collection of Civil War era correspondence of the Miller family, whose father and sons served in the 42nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co. F.

Prefered Citation

Miller Family Papers, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes the correspondence of the Miller family of Pontotoc County, Mississippi. Letters include those of Colonel Hugh Miller, his sons, Edward and George, all with the 42nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co. F. Much of the correspondence is with S.G. Miller, their wife and mother. Letters in this collection include those from a signer of Mississippi's Declaration of Secession.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Miller Family Papers are open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1976

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 29 October 2009.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more collections containing Civil War era materials, see the Archive & Special Collections Civil War Subject Guide

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Controlled Access Headings


  • correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mississippi -- History
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Personal Name(s)

  • Miller family


  • Secession -- Southern States

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Receipt for Payment of Share in Pontotoc Turnpike Co., 8 August 1838 

ALS. P. Evern, Oxford TD Hugh Miller,, 24 September 1848 

Invitation to Barbecue to H.R. Miller, 16 October 1840 

ALS. Hugh A. Barr, Oxford, to Hugh R. Miller, 8 November 1843 

ALS. H.R. Miller, Memphis to Susan Miller, 22 July 1845 

ALS. William Finley, Holly Springs, to Hugh Miller, 5 November 1845 

ALS. J.C. Armstrong, Panola MS, to H.R. Miller, 5 November 1845 

ALS. G.J. Ward to Hugh Miller, 6 November 1845 

ALS. J. Barr, Oxford to Hugh R. Miller, 1845 

ALS. Ben Johnson, Vicksburg, to Hugh R. Miller, 29 January 1847 

ALS. R. Miller to Susan Miller, 19 June 1847 

ALS. James Loudon, Philadelphia, to Dr. Langdon Miller, 12 July 1847 

ALS. Langdon Miller, Lafayette, La., to Hugh Miller, 20 April 1848 

ALS. Hugh R. Miller, Memphis, to “Dear Wife”, 30 November 1851 

ALS. H.A. Barr, Oxford, to H.R. Miller, 17 January 1853 

ALS. Ellen, Aberdeen, to Susan Miller, 6 May 1854 

ALS. Alex M. Clayton, Pontotoc, to “Dear Sir”, 4 October 1857 

ALS. C.V. Gordon, Moon Lake to Aunt Sue, 14 December 1858 

ALS. S.G. Miller to “Dear Child”, 5 February 1859 

ALS. E.C.D., Okolona, to “Darling Aunt”, 20 March 1859 

ALS. Jimmie, Lochnivar, to “Dear Cousin”, 6 April 1859 

ALS. S.G. Miller to “My Precious Child”, 4 June 1859 

ALS. George Miller, Oxford, to Edwin Miller, January 1860 

ALS. S.G. Miller to “My Precious Child”, 29 September 1860 

ALS. SG. Miller to “My Precious Child:, 1860 

ALS. R.A Palmer, Pontotoc, to George Miller, 20 January 1861 

ALS. W.C. Falkner, Ripley, to H.R. Miller, 29 April 1861 

Telegraph Message to Falkner from SP. Walker, 27 April 1861 

ALS. David Hurst to H.R. Miller, Ripley, 20 April 1861 

ALS. Aunt Mary, Lochnivar to Edwin Miller, 4 January 1862 

ALS. W.H. Cook, to “Dear Aunt”, 25 March 1862 

ALS. Stephen Daggett, Pontotoc, To H.R. Miller, 4 April 1862 

ALS. S.G. Walker, Jacinto, MS to Hugh Miller, 10 May 1862 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Richmond, to Susan Miller, 25 May 1862 

ALS. John H. Miller, Jr. Near Tupelo, to Hugh Miller, 27 July 1862 

ALS. J.M. Stone, Camp 2nd Ms. Regiment, to Hugh R. Miller, 31 July 1862 

ALS. John H. Miller, Jr., Camp Lookout, Near Chattanooga, to Hugh R. Miller, 19 August 1862 

Receipt for Ammunition from Col. Miller, 19 August 1862 

ALS. Edwin B. Smith, Richmond, to Hugh Miller, 26 May 1863 

ALS. S.G. Miller, Pontotoc, to H.R. Miller, 29 September 1862 

ALS. S.G. Miller, Pontotoc, to “My Precious Child”, 7 October 1862 

ALS. S.G. Miller, Pontotoc, to George Miller, 31 October 1862 

Affidavit Re: payment of D.A. Hamilton, 42nd MS Vols., 10-1862 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Richmond, VA, to Susan Miller, 2 November 1862 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Richmond, VA, To Susan Miller, 6 November 1862 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Richmond, to Susan Miller, 12 November 1862 

Receipt for Subscription to Richmond Enquirer , 22 August 1863 

ALS. John Henry Miller, Pontotoc, To H.R. Miller, 14 November 1862 

ALS. M.C. Miller, Pontotoc, to Hugh R. Miller, 31 December 1862 

ALS. John J., Fredericksburg, VA, to Susan Miller, 1 February 1863 

Receipt for Property Returns from Edwin B. Smith, Ordinance Bureau, to Hugh R. Miller, 18 April 1863 

ALS. W.D. Farmer, Joyner Depot, to H.R. Miller, 1 March 1863 

ALS. Stephen Daggett, Pontotoc, to H.R. Miller, 25 March 1863 

ALS. Edwin, to Mrs. H.R. Miller, 29 March 1863 

ALS. H.J. Norwood, Cokesbury, to Hugh R. Miller, 19 April 1863 

ALS. S.G. Miller, Cumberland, to “My Precious Husband”, 27 April 1863 

ALS. S.G. Miller, Cumberland, VA, to “My Precious Child”, 11 May 1863 

ALS. Anne, Pontotoc to Susan Miller, 22 May 1863 

ALS. S.G. Miller, Cumberland, to “My precious Husband”, 28 May 1863 

ALS. Edwin Miller, on the march, to Mrs. Hugh Miller, 17 June 1863 

ALS. George Miller, Fredericksburg, VA, to Susan Miller, 12 June 1863 

ALS. S.G. Miller, Cumberland Co., VA, to Hugh Miller, 3 July 1863 

Resolution Adopted by 42nd MS Regiment on the Death of Col. Hugh R. Miller, 15 August 1863 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Near Brandy Station, to Susan Miller, 7 November 1863 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Near Fredericksburg, VA, to Mrs. H.R. Miller, 15 June 1865 

ALS. Burton N. Harris, Richmond, VA, to Hugh Miller, 6 July 1864 

ALS. J.A. Orr, Houston, to H.R. Miller, 11 September 

ALS. C. Virginia Gordon, Bristoe Station, to Sue Miller, 28 October 

ALS. H.A. Barr, Oxford, to H.R. Miller, 11 May 

ALS. Edwin Miller to “Dear Brother” , Undated 

ALS. J.W. McGant, South Carolina, to H.R. Miller, Undated 

ALS. to Susan Miller, Undated 


Republican Whig Ticket, 1839 

Special Order no. 158 transferring George & Edwin Miller, 9 July 1862 

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Box 2 

ALS. James A. Miller, C. County, MS, to Hugh R. Miller, 18 August 1830 

ALS. Joseph A. Miller, Laurel Grove, to Hugh Miller, 5 December 1831 

ALS. William Anderson, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, to Hugh Miller, 27 August 1832 

ALS. Margaret Miller, Columbia, South Carolina, to Hugh Miller, 29 February 1833 

ALS. E.E. Miller, Cedar Grove, South Carolina, to Hugh Miller, 29 February 1833 

ALS. Susan, Abbeville, to Hugh Miller, 2 November 1833 

ALS. J.W. Jones, Laurensville, to Hugh Miller, 21 January 1834 

ALS. Mother to Tess L. Wallone, 20 November 1835 

ALS. R.W.E., C. College, Kentucky, to Susan Miller, 21 November 1835 

ALS. E.E. Miller, to Hugh Miller, 8 August 1836 

ALS. A. H. Seabrook, Edisto Island, South Carolina, to Hugh Miller, 3 April 1837 

ALS. J.S. Walton, Aberdeen, to Susan Miller, 22 September 1837 

ALS. John L. Benson, U.N.C., to Hugh Miller, 26 September 1838 

ALS. C.E. Oliver, Courtland, to Susan Walborne, 2 September 1838 

Affidavit from David Hubbard, Pontotoc, 26 October 1838 

ALS. Charles C. Adams, Mobile, to Hugh Miller, 9 December 1839 

ALS. J.W. Maclennan, Pontotoc, to Susan Walton, 21 December 1838 

ALS. N. R. Miller, Jackson, to Susan Miller, 5 January 1842 

ALS. Thomas N. Nites, Pontotoc, to Hugh R. Miller, 5 July 1845 

ALS. J. Barr, Oxford, to Hugh Miller, 9 August 1845 

ALS. Langdon Miller, Lafayette, Louisiana, to Susan Miller, 15 September 1848 

ALS. Hugh R. Miller, Coffeeville, to Susan Miller, 5 November 1848 

ALS. Sallie E., Holly Springs, to Susan Miller, 25 January 1849 

ALS. H.A. Barr, Oxford, to Hugh Miller, 8 June 1849 

ALS to Susan Miller, 7 August 1851 

ALS. J. Barr, Oxford, to Hugh Miller, 22 January 1861 

ALS. Hugh Miller, Pontotoc, to George Miller, 14 March 1861 

ALS. James W. Drake, Richmond, Virginia, to Susan Miller, 3 June 1862 

ALS. James W. Drake, Richmond Virginia, to Hugh Miller, 4 June 1862 

“Richmond Whig Extra”, 19 September 1862 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Richmond, Virginia, to Susan Miller, 20 September 1862 

ALS. Edwin Miller, Richmond, Virginia, to Susan Miller, 26 September1862 

ALS. J.A. Moosor, Huntsville, to Hugh Miller, 6 March 1863 

Table of Mississippi Land for Sale, 1843 

Letter from Sidney Smith, Mobile, to Hugh Miller, 5 April 1843 

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