Portrait of James Miller [1776-1851]

Portrait of James Miller [1776-1851]

Artist: Unknown Artist
Type: Watercolor and Ink on Paper
Year: c. 1815
Size/Dimensions: H: 5.875", W: 4.875"
Origin: Conservation Tax Fund Purchase
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James Miller was born in Peterboro, New Hampshire. He was educated as a lawyer, but instead enlisted in the U.S. Army as a major in 1808. In 1812, he was promoted to the rank of colonel for his bravery at Brownstown, Michigan. He fought with the Army's Twenty First Infantry in the battles of Chippewa and Lundy's Lane during the Canadian Invasion in 1814; he was later promoted to Brigadier General and awarded a gold medal. Miller resigned from the Army in 1819 to become the first governor of the newly created Arkansas Territory, a post he held until 1825. Later, he served as "Collector of the Port of Salem" in Massachusetts from 1825-1849 and died in Salem, Massachusetts in 1851.

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Portrait of James Miller [1776-1851]