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Pvt. James M. Miller Marker

258 Taxahaw Hwy.
Pageland, SC 29728
Phone:
(704) 272-6290

James M. Miller is honored, not for leading any attacks against the enemy, nor of bravery in the heat of the battle. The story of James M. Miller is one of a Confederate Soldier willingly giving up his life to save the life of another fellow soldier. Legend has it that James M Miller of older age, stepped forward in front of a firing squad to take the place of a young man who was the unfortunate winner of a draw ordered by General Sherman. The death was the unwarranted punishment for killing a Union solder. Location: From Downtown Pageland, take a right onto Hwy #9 towards Lancaster. Go about 3 miles, and bear left onto Hwy 601 South, take Taxahaw Hwy. (the first road to the right, sc-s-13-67). Go about 100 yards and the cemetery containing the marker will be on the right side.