Colonel Nelson A. Miles. Rank and organization: Colonel, 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, VA., 2_3 May 1863. Entered service at: Roxbury, Mass. Birth: Westminster, Mass. Date of issue: 23 July 1892. Citation: Distinguished gallantry while holding with his command and advanced position against repeated assaults by a strong force of the enemy; was severely wounded.
Colonel Miles was the National Commander 1896-1897.