James Alexander Milling Civil War Reminiscence - Accession 877 - M395 (446)
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Accession 877 - M395 (446)
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James Alexander Milling (1846-1916) was married to Martha Ann Morrow Milling (1872 - 1972), and they had two children: David Mills Milling (1878 - 1954); Emma Cornelia Milling (1904 - 2009); Emma was a 1926 graduate of Winthrop.
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of a photocopy of a typed transcript of the recollections of James "Jim" Alexander Milling (1846-1916) of his service in the American Civil War from 1862-1865. He wrote them sometime prior to his death in 1916. He was a native of Fairfield County, South Carolina and is buried at First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. Milling joined the Confederate Army in 1862 and served as a Corporal in Company G, 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry. He participated in the Battles of: Fredericksburg; Chancellorsville; Chickamauga; Chattanooga; Battle of the Wilderness; Spotsylvania; Cold Harbor; Fisher’s Hill; New Market Heights; Bentonville;
'The Jim Milling and the War' Reminiscence were given to the Archives on June12, 1995 by Mrs. S.J. Todd, Jr.
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Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "James Alexander Milling Civil War Reminiscence - Accession 877 - M395 (446)". Finding Aid 610.
LC Subject Headings
Milling, James Alexander, 1846-1916; Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Infantry, 3rd. Company G; Soldiers--South Carolina--Fairfield County; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
The original handwritten manuscript was found by Jim Milling's daughter, Emma Cornelia Milling (1904-2009) (Winthrop Class of 1926), after her mother (Martha Ann Morrow Milling (1872 - 1972) passed away in 1972. It consisted of 38 pages which had been tightly rolled and placed in a purse belonging to his Martha.