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  Miller, Stephen A.
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NameStephen A. Miller
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St. Cloud, Minnesota , United States
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Born January 17, 1816
DiedAugust 18, 1881 (65 years)
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InfoMiller, Stephen (1816-1881) of St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minn. Born in Perry County, Pa., January 17, 1816. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1860, 1860; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1860, 1876; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Minnesota, 1864-66. Member, Freemasons. In 1862, he was in command of Camp Lincoln, in Mankato, Minnesota, which held 303 Sioux Indians convicted and condemned to death for war crimes, and repeatedly protected them from being lynched by angry frontiersmen. President Abraham Lincoln granted clemency, remitting death sentences for 265. The remaining 38 prisoners were hanged on December 26, 1862, the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Died in Worthington, Nobles County, Minn., August 18, 1881. Interment at Worthington Cemetery, Worthington, Minn.


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