REVERSE READS: COMPLIMENTS OF E.D. SCHERMERHORN, DEALER IN DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, NOTIONS, ETC. ~ WILSON, KANSAS.
Nelson Appleton Miles (August 8, 1839 – May 15, 1925) was an American military general who served in the American Civil War, the American Indian Wars, and the Spanish–American War. From 1895 to 1903, he served as the last Commanding General of the United States Army before the office was abolished.
MEDAL OF HONOR:
Colonel, 61st New York Infantry. Place and date: At Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. Entered service at: Roxbury, Mass. Birth: Westminster, Mass. Date of issue: July 23, 1892.
Citation :Distinguished gallantry while holding with his command an advanced position against repeated assaults by a strong force of the enemy; was severely wounded.