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Henry William Miller, Civil War Naval Hero

On June 10, 1857 two young Midshipmen graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis – Henry William Miller (1836-1909), grandson of George Perrot Macculloch and Henry Davis Todd (1838-1907), uncle of W. Parsons Todd (1877-1976), the founder of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. After graduation, they were both assigned to the USS Mohican on anti-slavery patrol […]

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Song of the First of Arkansas

This photograph, from a lovingly framed tintype in the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum archives, has long been thought to be of one of Lindley Hoffman Miller’s beloved soldiers “of African descent.” Shortly after arriving in Goodrich’s Landing, Louisiana, Morristown’s Civil War hero began writing home to his mother, Mary Louisa Macculloch Miller, to tell of […]

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Captain Miller and the “Arkansas Volunteers of African Descent”

Which young Morristown Civil War hero carries $10,000 in cash to New Orleans for the Union forces along the Mississippi? It was Lindley Hoffman Miller (1834-1864), grandson of George and Louisa Macculloch, who was bound for duty in command of “colored troops,” organizing to fight in the Civil War. His personal letters home to his […]

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