The following comes from page 57 of Rev. T.H. Ball's 1904 Encyclopedia of Genealogy and Biography of Lake County, Indiana, with a Compendium of History, 1834-1904:
MILES F. McCARTY -- Another member of the Twelfth Cavalry was Miles F., usually called Franklin, McCarty. He was the third son of Judge Benjamin McCarty of West Point, a member of a pioneer family of La Porte, of Porter, and of Lake counties. He was talented and ambitious. He had capabilities which would have developed nobly under favorable circumstances, but by some means he was not in the line of promotion. He was taken sick at Nashville, or on the way there; and died at Nashville, May 27, 1864. His death was more than usually sad. Four members of Company G died at Nashville.