Daniel C. Miller
Co. B 115 O.V.I.
May 20, 1864
REGIMENTAL FILES - ALABAMA
115th Infantry Converse, Julian C. 1970. Research on Daniel C. Miller and J. C. Bauhof. 4 p. Keywords: 115th Ohio Infantry/ Miller, Daniel C./ Bauhof, J. C./ Hazen Monument Notes: These two men carved their names on a rock on the banks of Stones River. Miller and Bauhof were stonecutters who worked on the Hazen Monument.
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Daniel C. Miller Carving on rock at Stones River.
View of large rock with carving.
J.C. Bauhof carving dated May 25, 1864
Closer view of J.C. Bauhof carving.
View facing south across Stones River from carved stone.
Map of Murfreesboro Greenway.
Daniel C. Miller
Co. B 115 O.V.I
Miller, Daniel C. 1862-1865. Letters from Daniel C. Miller to his family. 47 p. Keywords: 115th Ohio Infantry/ Correspondence/ Miller, Daniel C./ Cincinnati, OH/ Prisoners - Guarding and transporting/ Garrison Duty/ Murfreesboro, TN/ Christmas 1863/ Camp life/ Hazen Monument/ Nashville, TN/ African Americans/ Christiana, TN/ Supplies - Food Notes: Typed transcript. He begins writing about working on a monument in the Febuary 15, 1864 letter.
|Daniel C. Miller (First_Last)|
|Regiment Name 115 Ohio Infantry|
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|Soldier's Rank_Out Corp.|
|Film Number M552 roll 74|
UNION OHIO VOLUNTEERS
115th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Organized at Camp Massillon, Ohio, and mustered in September 18, 1862. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, September 27. Assigned to duty by detachments as Provost Guard and guarding Forts, Arsenals, Store Houses and Magazines at Camps Chase, Dennison, Ohio, Maysville, Covington and Newport, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio, till October, 1863. Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 23, 1863; thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn. Attached to Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Duty at Murfreesboro, Tenn., and along line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, in Block Houses and at Bridges till June, 1865. Regiment was specially selected for this arduous duty because of the great number of skilled mechanics and artisans in its ranks. Skirmishes at Cripple Creek, Woodbury Pike, May 25, 1864 (Detachment). Smyrna August 31, 1864. Block House No. 4 August 31, 1864. Company "B" captured by Wheeler. Block House No. 5 (Co. "B"). Block House No. 2, on Mill Creek, Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, December 2-3. Block House No. 1 December 3 (Detachment). Block House No. 3 December 3 (Detachment). Block House No. 4 December 4 (Detachment). Block House No. 7 December 4 (Detachment). Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12. "The Cedars" December 5-7. Lavergne December 8. Duty along Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad from Nashville to Tullahoma, Tenn., till June, 1865. Mustered out June 23, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 138 Enlisted men by disease. Total 151.
Other Names: Wilkinson Pike, Cedars
Location: Rutherford County
Campaign: Franklin-Nashville Campaign (1864)
Date(s): December 5-7, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau and Brig. Gen. Robert Milroy [US]; Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS]
Forces Engaged: District of Tennessee (forces in Murfreesboro area; approx. 8,000) [US]; Forrest�s Cavalry, Bate's Infantry Division, and Brig. Gen. Claudius Sears�s and Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Palmer�s Infantry Brigades (6,500-7,000) [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 422 total (US 225; CS 197)
Description: In a last, desperate attempt to force Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman�s army out of Georgia, Gen. John Bell Hood led the Army of Tennessee north toward Nashville in November 1864. Although he suffered a terrible loss at Franklin, he continued toward Nashville. In operating against Nashville, he decided that destruction of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad and disruption of the Union army supply depot at Murfreesboro would help his cause. He sent Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, on December 4, with an expedition, composed of two cavalry divisions and Maj. Gen. William B. Bate�s infantry division, to Murfreesboro. On December 2, Hood had ordered Bate to destroy the railroad and blockhouses between Murfreesboro and Nashville and join Forrest for further operations; on December 4, Bate�s division attacked Blockhouse No. 7 protecting the railroad crossing at Overall Creek, but Union forces fought it off. On the morning of the 5th, Forrest headed out toward Murfreesboro, splitting his force, one column to attack the fort on the hill and the other to take Blockhouse No. 4, both at La Vergne. Upon his demand for surrender at both locations, the Union garrisons did so. Outside La Vergne, Forrest hooked up with Bate�s division and the command advanced on to Murfreesboro along two roads, driving the Yankees into their Fortress Rosencrans fortifications, and encamped in the city outskirts for the night. The next morning, on the 6th, Forrest ordered Bate�s division to �move upon the enemy�s works.� Fighting flared for a couple of hours, but the Yankees ceased firing and both sides glared at each other for the rest of the day. Brig. Gen. Claudius Sears�s and Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Palmer�s infantry brigades joined Forrest�s command in the evening, further swelling his numbers. On the morning of the 7th, Maj. Gen. Lovell Rousseau, commanding all of the forces at Murfreesboro, sent two brigades out under Brig. Gen. Robert Milroy on the Salem Pike to feel out the enemy. These troops engaged the Confederates and fighting continued. At one point some of Forrest�s troops broke and ran causing disorder in the Rebel ranks; even entreaties from Forrest and Bate did not stem the rout of these units. The rest of Forrest�s command conducted an orderly retreat from the field and encamped for the night outside Murfreesboro. Forrest had destroyed railroad track, blockhouses, and some homes and generally disrupted Union operations in the area, but he did not accomplish much else. The raid on Murfreesboro was a minor irritation.
Result(s): Union victory
CWSAC Reference #: TN037
Preservation Priority: II.4 (Class D)
National Park Unit: Stones River NB