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Miller, Joseph Nelson 1836-

Naval officer; born in Ohio, Nov. 22, 1836; entered the navy in 1851; was promoted passed midshipman in 1856; master in 1858; lieutenant in 1860; lieutenant-commander in 1862; commander in 1870; captain in 1881; commodore in 1894; and rear-admiral, March 21, 1897; and was retired, Nov. 22, 1898. During the Civil War he served with distinction as executive officer of the iron-clad Passaic in the attack upon Fort McAllister and Fort Sumter, and on the Monadnock in the two engagements with Fort Fisher. In 1875, while commander of the Tuscarora, he made deep-sea soundings in the Pacific Ocean between the Hawaiian and Fiji Islands. In 1897, with the Brooklyn, he represented the United States at Queen Victoria's jubilee; in August of the same year was made commander of the Pacific station; and in August, 1898, he raised and saluted the American flag at Honolulu, the last act in the annexation of Hawaii to the United States. During the war with Spain he organized the naval reserves on the Pacific coast.

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