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2nd Tennessee Infantry (USA)
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Name: John Rothleiter GreerRank: Private Company: G

John Rothleiter Greer was born in 1840 in Bavaria, Germany. He immigrated to the United States in the 1850's and moved to East TN. He took the last name Greer after his mother re-married. He enlisted in Company G, 2nd U.S. TN Infantry Regiment on 25 Oct 1861 at Camp Dick Robinson in Knoxville, TN. Captured by Confederate forces on 6 Nov 1863 at Rogersville, TN. Held at Belle Isle, VA and Andersonville, GA as prisoner. Received honorable discharge from Camp Chase, OH on 20 Mar 1865. Married Elizabeth Bosemer on 8 Jun 1870 in Louisville, KY. John Greer died in 1922 in Louisville, KY, and was buried at the Reheboth Cemetery in Laconia, Indiana. Many of the Andersonville survivors from the regiment were killed on the S.S. Sultana steamboat explosion on April 27, 1865 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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