|Birth||May 25, 1848|
|Death||July 25, 1941|
|Cemetery||Rose Hill (Albion)|
|Unit||8th Illinois Cavalry, Company L|
Private George Rumelhart
Company L, 8th Illinois Cavalry
Rumelhart was born in Erie (Erie County) Pennsylvania on May 25, 1848. He was residing in New Milford (Winnebago County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on January 20, 1864. He was mustered 1 week later and served about 18 months. Rumelhart was discharged at St Louis on July 17, 1865.
The 8th Illinois Cavalry served in the Army of the Potomac. The unit was part of the search for John Wilkes Booth and served as President Lincoln’s honor guard.
Rumelhart died on July 25, 1941 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in Albion (Boone County), Nebraska. Rumelhart was a member of the Carson Post (#42) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Albion.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.