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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City

October Meeting

A battle raged on many years ago

in a place you might know by the name of Glasgow.

Early morning cannon fire reigned down on the city,

making it hard for union forces to reach their steamboat, what a pity.

Today the city has many historic sites all around

If you get a chance to visit it would surely be profound

Maybe go to the library and take a look at the bridge, 

or get a view of the whole city from up on a ridge.

No matter what comes to be, whether you go or not,

the presentation from J.Y. Miller will not be forgot.


October 25, 2016:  J. Y. Miller of Glasgow MO gave a program about the Battle of Glasgow MO, which was fought on October 15, 1864 as part of Confederate General Sterling Price’s Missouri Expedition.  Glasgow MO was occupied by Confederate forces from October 15-18, 1864.

J.Y. Miller was born and raised in Armstrong, Missouri. He is married to Mary Elsie Henderson and resides in Glasgow, Missouri. The Millers have one son, J.Y. Miller III, who is an attorney in St. Louis and have two grandchildren. He is a graduate of Central Methodist College (now University) in Fayette, Missouri. He began a teaching career in Warrenton in 1966. In 1969 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. J.Y. received a military commission after attending Infantry OCS. He was commissioned in the U. S. Army Signal Corps. J. Y. continued in the reserves after serving on active duty and left the Army as a Major.

After leaving active duty, J. Y. worked as a manager for Ryder Truck Leasing and Rental in New Orleans and Shreveport, LA. J. Y. then returned to Missouri and to teaching in Caruthersville, MO for 27 years. After retirement from the public school system J.Y. and Mary moved to Glasgow where they began a second teaching career at St. Mary School. After 12 years there, J. Y. retired again, with 45 years of teaching experience.

He is active in the Knights of Columbus on the state and local level, having served as State Treasurer and District Deputy and in his own councils as Grand Knight and Financial Secretary.  J.Y. is a life member of Lions Club International. He has been active in Boy Scouting  J.Y. was a Scoutmaster in Caruthersville and still serves as a Unit Commissioner in Glasgow. He is a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow and has received the Silver Beaver Award and other scouting recognition, including the St. George Emblem.  J. Y. coached youth baseball in Caruthersville for over 25 years.

J.Y. is the Adjutant of American Legion Post 211 in Glasgow and a member of the Post Funeral Honors Team.

J.Y. is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a three time President of his Chapter. He previously served as Chapter Secretary and is currently the State Auditor and the State Chairman of the SAR History Teacher Award Program.

J.Y. serves as a Glasgow City Alderman and is a member of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Walnut Hill Cemetery. He is also a certified Barbeque Judge and a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society. He is a life member of the NRA , a member of the Missouri Retired Teacher Association, and a member of the Military Officers Association of America.

J. Y. manages several internet mailing lists and is the Webmaster for Walnut Hill

Cemetery, M. Graham Clark Chapter of the SAR, Lewis Library of Glasgow, and his

personal page at: . He writes a regular column for Show-Me

Missouri, a Missouri travel magazine.

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