Rolandus Romine


BirthSept. 8, 1845
DeathJan. 27, 1930
CemeteryProspect Hill (Elkhorn)
PostAtlanta (Valley)
Unit86th Indiana Infantry, Company D

Corporal Rolandus Romine

Company D, 86th Indiana Infantry

Romine was born in LaSalle County, Illinois on September 8, 1845. He was residing in Warren County, Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 10, 1862. Romine served about 34 months. He was discharged on June 6, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee. Romine was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty.

The 86th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Lafayette, Indiana on September 4, 1862. During Romine’s enlistment the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862-January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 28 killed and 1 wounded during the Battle.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against Hood (AL/GA) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Romine died on January 27, 1930 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Elkhorn (Douglas County), Nebraska. Romine was a member of the Atlanta Post (#174) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Valley, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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