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Hugh Miller
Born 1859
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Boatswain's Mate
Unit USS Quinnebaug
Awards Medal of Honor

Hugh Miller (born 1859, date of death unknown) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

BiographyEdit

Born in 1859 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Miller joined the Navy from that state. By November 21, 1885, he was serving as a boatswain's mate on the USS Quinnebaug. On that morning, while Quinnebaug was at Alexandria, Egypt, he and another sailor, Seaman Apprentice Second Class August Chandron, jumped overboard and rescued Ordinary Seaman William Evans from drowning. For this action, both Miller and Chandron were awarded the Medal of Honor.[1]

Miller's official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For jumping overboard from the U.S.S. Quinnebaug, at Alexandria, Egypt, on the morning of 21 November 1885 and assisting in saving a shipmate from drowning.[1]

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