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The William L. McMillen Papers digital collection contains documents from the Russian government informing Dr. McMillen that he was rewarded for services to the Imperial Army in Finland when he served as a surgeon during the Crimean War. He was awarded a Knighthood of the Order of St. Stanislaus by Alexander III, Czar of Russia. Most of these documents date from 1857. Later McMillen became a Major General in the United States Army during the Civil War.
Finding Aid to William L. McMillen Papers