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Pvt Elias C. Rohrer
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 12, 1864
Dallas County
Alabama, USA

Enlisted in Co. D, 102nd OVI, on 8 August 1862 at age 20. On 24 September 1864, while the regiment was stationed in garrison at Decatur, AL, Rohrer was assigned to a detachment sent in relief of Ft. Henderson at nearby Athens, AL, which was under siege by rebel cavalry under the command of CSA Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. After detraining, the detachment began fighting to gain the fort, and had made good progress, when the fort was unexpectedly surrendered by its commander. Forrest then forced the relief detachment to surrender as well. Rohrer was sent to Cahaba Prison, near Selma, AL, where he died. His remains were later moved to Marietta National Cemetery. 
Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Created by: lanterns2
Record added: Nov 22, 2010
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Pvt Elias C. Rohrer
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