Milton was born about 1844. He was the son of Nicholas Stanley and Mary Fouts. He was killed in action during the Baxton Springs Massacre on October 6, 1863. The enemy took all his records, papers, and personal effects. He was 18 years old.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVC-FVD : 4 April 2020), Milton Stanley in household of Nicholas Stanley, Harrison, Union, Indiana, United States; citing family 953, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).