corps and, after the death of Polk
, the corps itself until the appointment of Gen. A. P. Stewart
continued to command his division in Stewart
's corps until the surrender of the army of Tennessee in North Carolina
After the war he went abroad, and in 1869 with other Confederate officers entered the service of the khedive of Egypt
, and was appointed inspector-general.
In 1870 he was made commandant of Alexandria
and given charge of the coast defenses of Egypt
In 1875-76, during the Abyssinian war, General Loring
commanded the Egyptian
He was raised to the dignity of pasha for his services.
In 1879 he and the other American officers in the service of the khedive were mustered out and returned to the United States
, after which he resided in Florida
for a while and then made his home at New York, where he wrote his book entitled ‘A Confederate Soldier in Egypt
’ He died at New York, December 30, 1886.
Brigadier-General William Miller
.—Before and after the secession of Florida
there was great mustering of the State
troops, and busy preparations were everywhere made for the coming struggle, which all feared might come, though many hoped that it would be avoided.
Among those who forsook the occupations of peace to take up arms in defense of State sovereignty was William Miller
, one of the most gallant of Florida
He was in command of a battalion which was consolidated with McDonell
's battalion of the First regiment after the battle of Shiloh
, and after that Colonel Miller
commanded the First regiment in the operations culminating in the battle of Perryville
, Ky. In the Kentucky
campaign the First Florida was in the brigade of Gen. John C. Brown
and the division of Gen. J. Patton Anderson
In the battle of Perryville General Brown
was wounded and Colonel Miller
led the brigade through the rest of the fight.
this regiment was in the brigade of Gen.