James Miller, an American general, born in Peterborough, N.H., April 25, 1776, died in Temple, X. II., July 7, 1851. He was educated for the bar, but in 1808 entered the army as major. In May, 1813, he participated in the capture of Fort George. As colonel of the 21st infantry he fought with gallantry at Chippewa and Lundy's Lane. The success of the Americans in the latter conflict was mainly due to the capture of a British battery by his command. In reply to Gen. Scott's inquiry if he could take the battery, he said, "I'll try, sir." For these services he was brevetted brigadier general, and received from congress a gold medal. He was governor of Arkansas territory from 1819 to 1825, and collector of customs at Salem, Mass., from 1825 to 1849.
James Miller, a Scottish surgeon, born in 1812, died June 17, 1864. He was professor of surgery in the university of Edinburgh for more than 20 years, and at the time of his death of pictorial anatomy to the royal academy and consulting surgeon to the royal infirmary of Edinburgh and the royal hospital for sick children. He is especially noted for his systematic treatise on the "Principles and Practice of Surgery" (Edinburgh, 1844), which passed through four editions and is highly esteemed.