Pvt Samuel Berry

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Pvt Samuel Berry

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 24 Sep 1864 Athens, Limestone County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot B-918
  • Memorial ID 38308372

Enlisted as a private in Co. D, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 11 August 1862 at the age of 24. On 24 September 1864, while the regiment was stationed in garrison at Decatur, AL, Berry 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. Berry was killed in this action.


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  • Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Originally Created by: lanterns2
  • Added: 13 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38308372
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Samuel Berry (unknown–24 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38308372, citing Stones River National Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (contributor 48353502) .