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John Decher was born in Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany, May 20, 1835. He enlisted September 13, 1861 into the 17th Missouri Volunteers and later served in the Veterans Reserve Corps as a Guard at Elmira Prisoner of War Camp in New York. He was mustered out of service on December 18, 1864. He was a member of the GAR. Photograph and information provided by T. Fazzini Camp #91, Ohio Department, SUVCW.