Information About

Miles Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 37' 17" N,
144 ° 7' 8" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Length

30 mi (48.28 km)

Elevation

2677 ft (815.95 m)

Uses

Miles Glacier in Detail.

About

Trends west to its terminus at Miles Lake, 2 miles north of Goat Mountain and 33 miles north of Katalla, Chugach Mountains. (AK-T1)

History

Named in 1885 by Lieutenant Allen (1887, pl. 5), USA, during his Alaska expedition, for Major General Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, USA. "He entered the Army as a volunteer in 1861, attaining the rank of Major General of Volunteers, grade by grade, and at age of 25 commanded an army corps. He entered regular army at close of Civil War, rose by regular grades to be Major General, succeeding to command of USA on retirement of General Schofield. He conducted several campaigns against hostile Indians on the Western frontiers, notably that against Apaches under Geronimo and Natchez, who surrendered in 1886." (Who's Who in America, 1899, p. 491). (AK-T1)