Owen, William Miller, 1832-1893

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William Miller Owen was a Confederate officer in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Army of Northern Virginia, during the Civil War. He served as adjutant and was promoted to Major of Artillery in August 1863. He was later assigned to Preston's Division, Army of Tennessee as Chief of Artillery. He was reassigned to the Washington Artillery in April 1864 as second field officer, and was wounded at Petersburg in August 1864. Owen was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1865. He is the author of IN CAMP AND BATTLE WITH THE WASHINGTON ARTILLERY OF NEW ORLEANS.

From the description of William Miller Owen diary, 1863-1864. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 261139933

William Miller Owen was a Confederate veteran and the author of IN CAMP AND BATTLE WITH THE WASHINGTON ARTILLERY OF NEW ORLEANS (1884). Owen was a captain of the Battalion Washington Artillery, a unit composed of prominent men of New Orleans. After the Civil War, the unit continued as a civic guard and veterans association. It became the 141st Artillery during World War I. Allison Owen (1869-1951), the son of William Miller and Caroline Zacharie Owen, was a well-known New Orleans architect. He joined the Washington Artillery and served overseas in the 141st Artillery during World War I.

From the description of William Miller Owen and Allison Owen papers, 1867-1914. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 86142679

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creatorOf Hall, Richard, fl. 1832. Papers relating to The day, 1832. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Owen, William Miller, 1832-1893. Quotations of William Miller Owen, 1885. Library of Congress
creatorOf Owen, William Miller, 1832-1893. William Miller Owen and Allison Owen papers, 1867-1914. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Owen, William Miller, 1832-1893. William Miller Owen diary, 1863-1864. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Bliss, Zenas R. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army. Washington Artillery Battalion (New Orleans, La.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Nickerson, Stephen W. person
associatedWith Owen, Allison, 1869-1951. person
associatedWith Richardson, John B. person
associatedWith Terry, Alfred Howe, 1827-1890. person
associatedWith Zacharie, James S. person
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Louisiana--New Orleans
Georgia
Petersburg (Va.)
Virginia
United States
United States
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Artillery, Field and mountain
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Birth 1832

Death 1893

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