Isaac Royer

DeathJuly 10, 1931
CemeteryLincoln Memorial (Lincoln)
PostBeadle (Fairbury)
Unit92nd Illinois Infantry, Company G

Private Isaac Royer

Company G, 92nd Illinois Infantry

Royer was born in Union County, Pennsylvania in 1845. He was residing in Freeport (Stephenson County), Illinois when he enlisted on September 29, 1864. The 18-year old farmer enlisted for 3 years and was mustered on February 8, 1864. He served about 16 months before transferring to Company I of the 65th Illinois Infantry. Royer served about 1 month with this unit. He was mustered out on July 13, 1865.

Royer joined the 92nd Illinois Infantry in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

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

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Royer died on July 10, 1931 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Beetle Post (#72) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Hardy, Nebraska. In addition he was a member the Farragut Post (#25) of the GAR in Lincoln.

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