Rofena Fallis was mustered into service as a seaman on December 1st, 1861 with Captain Henry Mulrenan’s Florida Volunteer Coast Guards. He was assigned to the crew of the Mary Jane. He remained in this unit until mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a 4th Corporal in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He was reported present on all subsequent rolls until February 25th, 1864 when he was transferred to the C.S. Navy and assigned to serve in _CSS Savannah _at Savannah, Georgia.
He served in CSS Savannah from March 10th until until December 21st, 1864, when the vessel was fired and scuttled to avid capture by General Sherman’s forces at Savannah. He, along with Robert Watson, was briefly sent to Charleston, South Carolina where he served briefly in CSS Columbia. He was transferred to Richmond station on January 25th, 1865; there is no further record of service after this date.