Colonel Dixon Miles USA (1804-1862)

Date:
C. 1860s

Colonel Dixon S. Miles' 43-year military career ended in disgrace at Harpers Ferry on September 15, 1862. His professional life before the Civil War did not foreshadow such an unfortunate end. Born in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1804, Miles began his military training at West Point at the age of 15. He devoted his life to the army and entered the Mexican War as a captain in 1846. He earned two promotions for bravery and was one of only 22 colonels in the U.S. Army when the Civil War began in 1861. At the first battle of Bull Run, however, Colonel Miles was accused of drunkenness. Read more »

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0033
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

A Single Grand Victory: The First Campaign And Battle Of Manassas

Date:
2002
Creator:
Rafuse, Ethan S.
Publisher/Studio:
Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier