Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Madison Miller was a U.S. soldier, military officer and railroad manager. In the Mexican-American War, Miller held a captaincy within the 2nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was wounded at the Battle of Buena Vista. By the Civil War, Miller had already held posts as the mayor Carondelet, Missouri, president of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad, and Missouri State Legislator. He then organized the 1st Missouri Light Artillery and was made commanding captain of the unit. Miller soon distinguished himself in the Union defeat at the Battle of Wilson's Creek.