Civil War Veteran Served in 62d New York Regiment.
FARIBAULT, Minn, April 29 UP). Major William Milligan, said by friends to be the only survivor of the historic Sixty-second New York Regiment, died at the home of his son, William, here yesterday. His age was 93.
Major Milligan came to Faribault in 1865 and was for more than sixty years employed by the family of the late Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple, Episcopal churchman, as care-taker of their property.
Born in New York on April 3, 1841, Major Milligan resided there until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he enlisted in the New York regiment.
Since the formation of the G. A. R. Major Milligan had attended every national encampment. He was commander for the last two years of the Minnesota unit of the Loyal Legion, composed of Civil War officers.
New-York Times, April 30, 1934, p.15.
Last of the Old 62d New York Dies in Faribault, Minn.
Faribault, Minn., April 29—(AP)—Maj. William Milligan, 93 years old, only survivor of 1,300 in the historic 62d New York regiment and one of the few remaining members of the Loyal Legion in Minnesota, composed of civil war officers, died at the home of his son, William.
Chicago Daily Tribune, April 30, 1934, p.22.