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Obed Francis Millett, ca. 1860

Contributed by Palmyra Historical Society

Obed Millett was born March 17, 1841 in Palmyra and he died on June 5, 1864 at Betheseda Church during the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia. His occupation before the war was listed as farmer.

He enlisted on May 28, 1861 as a private at the age of 20, he served in Company G of the 2nd Maine Infantry.

He was taken prisoner on July 21, 1861 at Bull Run, in Manassas, Virginia, and confined in Richmond in a three-story brick warehouse owned by a prosperous tobacconist, George Harwood.

He was eventually paroled. He mustered out of Co. G 2nd Infantry on June 9, 1863 in Portland.

He reenlisted as a sergeant on April 4, 1864 at age 22 in the 31st Regiment Maine Infantry and served until his death at Cold Harbor.

Obed was one of four Millett brothers who served during the Civil War, for the Union.

Other Information


  • Title: Obed Francis Millett, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Palmyra
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: hand-colored photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 15.24 x 10.16
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Palmyra Historical Society
PO Box 280, Palmyra , ME 04965
(207) 938-2947

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