Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Civil War Veteran: Miles Cicel

Miles Cicel
Born:  September 17, 1838 in Kentucky
Died:  March 16, 1928 in San Diego County, California

After enlisting as a PVT in CO K 51 MO INF he was commissioned an officer on May 5, 1865.  He mustered out on August 31, 1865.

He married in 1867 and in 1870 was living in Cinque Hommes, Percy County, Missouri where he was the Superintendent of the County Poor Farm.  When he applied for his Civil War pension on September 16, 1891 he was living in the Indian Territory (Oklahoma).  By 1907 he had relocated to Los Angeles County, California.  Between 1907 and 1923 he was a resident several times of the Western Branch of the U.S. Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Sawtelle.  When he was not there he was at home in Santa Monica.  In 1926 he was a resident of Escondido, San Diego County.

(Name variously spelled Cicel, Cecil and Cicil)

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