George Rutter Elstner

Taken in the Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Hamilton County.

GEORGE RUTER ELSTNER was born March 14,1842, in Cincinnati. He volunteered for service at the age of nineteen and was elected first lieutenant of the 50th Ohio. He served through most of the regiment's campaigns in the West and rose to become lieutenant-colonel. He was killed in action on August 8,1864, during the battle of Atlanta. After the war was over, on June 22,1865, his body was returned to Cincinnati for burial in Spring Grove Cemetery. He was posthumously promoted to brevet colonel and brevet brigadier general.

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