A great image of Miles in his best dress uniform, taken circa 1902.
This is a great image of General Nelson A. Miles taken about the time of his retirement in 1903 after a long and illustrious career in the U.S. Army. Generals have the ability to design a uniform that goes what regulations state, and Miles certainly did that with his.
He served as a general in the Civil War; awarded the Medal of Honor, in the Indian Wars as a colonel of infantry. He made his general’s rank back in 1880. Miles actually volunteered his services to President Wilson when the U.S. went to war in WWI, but his offer was declined.
Fine photo quality. The card is postally used, but has nothing related to Miles. Went from Winthrop, Me to Augusta.
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