|Birth||Oct. 13, 1838|
|Death||July 14, 1930|
|Post||Lyon (Grand Island)|
|Unit||112th Illinois Infantry, Company A|
Private John G Troyer
Company A, 112th Illinois Infantry
Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC)
Troyer was born in Canada on October 13, 1838. He was residing in Annawan (Henry County), Illinois when he enlisted on August 12, 1862. Troyer was mustered on September 20, 1862 and served about 30 months with the 112th Illinois Infantry. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on March 15, 1865. The VRC was established for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or were suffering from illness. The members were assigned to light duty which allowed able-bodied soldiers to be assigned to front-line duties. Troyer was in the VRC for an undetermined period of time.
The 112th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Peoria, Illinois on September 20, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit fought at several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 5-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Assault on Kennesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Operations against General Hood and Forest (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (GA) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (GA) (December 15-16, 1864).
Troyer died on July 14, 1930 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Dorchester Cemetery in Dorchester (Saline County), Nebraska. Troyer was a member of two (2) Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Posts:
Lyon Post (#11) in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Holland Post (#75) in Crete, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.