Private Charles Miller born ca. 1843.
He was mustered into service on December 15, 1861, as seaman with Captain Henry Mulrenan’s Florida Volunteer Coast Guards; on January 9th, 1862 he was assigned to the crew of the Mollie Post.
He remained in this unit until mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He is reported present on all rolls until his transfer to the C.S. Navy on August 5th, 1862 while at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was sent from the Navy Yard to Columbus, Georgia, in November, 1862, for service aboard the _CSS Chattahoochee. _
On May 27th, 1863 he was onboard CSS Chattahoochee when the explosion of her boilers occurred; he escaped the accident unharmed, and was transferred to Columbus with the remaining survivors, arriving there on June 1st, 1863.
He would be assigned to CSS Savannah, along with Private Jules Chabert and Private John B. Sands. He is last recorded on a roster from CSS Savannah dated June through December, 1863; and serving as a quarter-gunner. There is no further mention of his service him from this date.
He married Emily J. McLeod on August 4th, 1867, and passed away on April 4th, 1899 at Manatee County, Florida.