About John A. Miller


I currently serve as the Director of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum. I also serve as a tour guide for the Monterey Pass Battlefield and Retreat from Gettysburg related sites. For over the past decade, I have focused on the lesser known subjects of the Civil War along the Mason-Dixon Line and the South Mountain region.

I have been featured in several documentaries, most recently the “Heart of the Civil War” documentary which premiered in 2012, at the start of the 150th Commemoration of the Maryland Campaign, where they utilized my expertise as the former South Mountain State Battlefield Civil War Historian. PCN aired the Battle of Monterey Pass special in 2015 as part of Battlefield Pennsylvania in which I was part of. I am currently employed by the Gettysburg Foundation as an Assistant Manager in the Visitor Services Department of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

I have an active role in historic preservation. I have been the leading force behind the preservation efforts of the Monterey Pass Battlefield and had a hand in several land acquisitions at South Mountain State Battlefield before leaving my position. I serve as a historical consultant to several organizations in Frederick and Washington Counties, Maryland and in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and have been invited by numerous organizations to speak about many topics that relate to the Civil War.