|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
County - York
Medal of Honor Recipient James P. Miller
Pvt. James Miller (1834-1918), a member of the 4th Iowa Cavalry, received the Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 12th Mississippi Cavalry at Selma, Alabama on April 12, 1865. Miller was from New London, Iowa but moved to York, Nebraska in 1870 and farmed, served as Sheriff of York County and as a state Senator. It is rare to have two Medal of Honor recipients in the same cemetery but John Shapland of the 104th Illinois is also buried here. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery at Elk River, Tennessee on July 2, 1863. There is also a statue of a Civil War Soldier here in Greenwood Cemetery.
To locate the cemetery, take W. 8th from downtown west to the entrance. Miller is in Section H, NE of the soldier monument. Shapland is in Section I, just south of a masoleum. Photos taken 4/21/09.