|Birth||Nov. 24, 1843|
|Death||April 30, 1930|
|Cemetery||Yankee Hill (Lincoln)|
|Unit||7th Illinois Cavalry, Company L|
Private Michael P Rhine
Company L, 7th Illinois Cavalry
Rhine (also spelled Rine) was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania on November 24, 1843. He was residing in Abingdon (Knox County), Illinois when he enlisted on August 20, 1862. Rhine was mustered on September 25, 1862 and served about 2 years and 10 months. He was discharged on July 12, 1865 at Decatur, Alabama.
The 7th Illinois Cavalry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler, Illinois on October 13, 1865. During Rhine’s enlistment, the regiment fought at the Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4) and the Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Rhine died on April 30, 1930 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Yankee Hill Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Rhine was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lincoln.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.