Roger MIlls the Man

Roger Mills (1832-1911)

He was an American politician and an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Born in Todd County, Kentucky, he attended the common schools and moved to Texas in 1849. There he studied law, passed the bar and began practicing. He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1859 until 1860, when he enlisted in the Confederate States Army. He served throughout the Civil War and took part as a private in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, and as a colonel commanded the Tenth Texas Infantry at Arkansas Post, Chickamauga (where he commanded a brigade during part of the battle), Missionary Ridge and the Atlanta Campaign. He was then elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from 1873 until 1892. In 1891 Mills was a candidate in the Democratic caucus for Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, but was defeated by Charles F. Crisp (1845–1896) of Georgia. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1892 to fill the vacant seat of John H. Reagan and served until 1899. His signature on a small card. Pages of History provides a lifetime guarantee of authenticity. We are full time autograph and document dealers registered with the UACC (#036), and members of the Manuscript Society. Payments must be by Pay Pal. Free shipping applies to First Class delivery within the US. Other shipping options available at extra charge. (384C)