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Jacob Homer
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Birth: 1837
Death: 1915

Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 102nd OVI, on 14 August 1862 at age 24. On 24
September 1864, while the regiment was stationed in garrison at Decatur, AL,
Homer 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. Homer was sent to Cahaba Prison, but was exchanged on 22 April

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  Sarah Catherine Bitner Homer (1845 - 1937)
Ripley Cemetery
Big Prairie
Holmes County
Ohio, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Oct 14, 2010
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Jacob Homer
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Jacob Homer
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