March 3, 2015

Edward Miles

Edward Miles, Texas army soldier and clerk, son of Edward Miles, was born in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1816. The family moved to Texas in 1829 and settled at Old River, at the head of Galveston Bay. Miles took part in the Anahuac Disturbances in 1832. After his father's death in 1833 he went back to Natchez for a time, but at the outbreak of the Texas Revolution he returned to Texas; he served in the battle of San Jacinto under Capt. William Wood. He continued in the army and on September 10, 1836, was transferred to the company of Capt. Thomas Pratt.

Miles enlisted in the United States Army in 1846 and was in charge of ammunition at the battle of Palo Alto during the Mexican War. He was in the Confederate service in some capacity during the entire Civil War, first as clerk to the secession commissioners at San Antonio, then as clerk in the ordnance department, as chief clerk in the quartermaster's department in Arkansas, and as agent's clerk for receiving and shipping cotton on the Rio Grande.

On October 31, 1850, Miles married Mary Ann Soye, a ward of John McMullen; they had one daughter. Miles held various official positions in San Antonio and Bexar County and was a member of the Texas Veterans Association. He died in San Antonio on April 1, 1889.

GPS Coordinates
29° 24.988, -098° 27.899


St Mary's Cemetery
San Antonio

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