"Samuel S. Miles, artist, was born on Fort Hill, Boston, June 19, 1824. At the age of twenty years he became a member of the Independent Boston Fusiliers, and for fifteen years was connected with that corps. Having removed to Woburn, in 1852 he was enrolled in the Woburn Phalanx, serving five years in that company. He was one of the original members that formed the Boston Light Artillery, but withdrew from that organization and connected himself with the Boston Light Dragoons, Company B, under Col. Wright and did duty at the State muster at Concord in 1859. Illness prevented his enlistment in 1861, but in 1864 he, with others, had a recruiting station in Bowdoin Square. He was a charter member of the Fusilier Veteran Association. He received the Masonic degrees in the Lodge of St. Andrew, A. F. and A. M., of Boston, and was a charter member of Mount Horeb Lodge, of Woburn."
History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, Now Called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 1637-1888 by Oliver Ayer Roberts, published by A. Mudge & son, printers, 1898
Information provided by John A. McKinney, Jr.