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Rogers, Samuel N.


Age: 21, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 21st MA INF, USA
Service: enl 8/21/61 Co. A, 21st MA INF, m/i 8/23/61, trans to SIG CORPS; 2LT, SIG CORPS, USA, 3/3/63; Bvt 1LT, 3/13/65, for faithful and meritorious service during the war; m/o 9/11/65

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Birth: About 1840, Springfield, VT
Death: 01/25/1909

Burial: Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/14/1904, MA; widow Emma J., 2/4/1909
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Curtis G. Marshall, Jr., Wedgefield, SC

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Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, MA

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Was Civil War Veteran

Funeral of Samuel N. Rogers Held at Winthrop This Afternoon - Former Millbury Resident. The funeral services over the remains of Samuel N. Rogers were held at his late residence 16 Thornton road, Winthrop, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and were largely attended by prominent citizens, members of the Grand Army and Masonic bodies of which he was an active member during his life.

The services were conducted by the Olive Branch lodge. Royal Arch chapter Masons, of Millbury, Dr. Foster H. Emery master, assisted by Rev. C. W. Littlefield of Winthrop, and the Winthrop lodge of Masons. During the services the Beethoven quartet sang "Sleep, Comrade Sleep," and "Face to Face." The pallbearers were Nathan Sears of Millbury, Thomas A. Winter of Millbury, William P. Brown, Col Austin T Sylvester of the Winthrop war veterans' association. William H. Topsham and T. Horace Howe. The interment was in Winthrop cemetery.

Mr. Rogers was born in Springfield, Vt., in June, 1840, and was a graduate of Thetford academy. He moved to Millbury, Mass. And had lived in Winthrop for the past nine years.

For many years he was prominent in Millbury's town affairs, a member of selectman, member of the school committee [newspaper includes photo]and represented the district in the legislature in 1886. He was a member of Olive branch lodge, A. F. and A. M., and a past master of Tyrian R. A. chapter. He was also secretary of the general committee for the centennial of Olive Branch lodge.

Mr. Rogers enlisted from Sutton for the civil war, Aug. 23, 1861, in the 21st regt. Mass. Volunteers, serving three years. Oct. 12, 1863, he was transferred to the signal corps, where he later became a lieutenant. He was a member and past commander of George A. Custer post, G. A. R.

He married Miss Emma Simpson, daughter of Capt. Peter Simpson, a prominent manufacturer of Millbury. She survives him with two children, Fred S. Rogers of Newton and Mrs. Fred G. Curtis, Winthrop.

He was past secretary of the Winthrop War Veterans' association, but could not be prevailed upon to take the commander's position, although it had been offered to him many times. He was always interested in town affairs, and could always be found at town meetings voting on the things that were for the best interests of the town. For the past 12 years he had been connected with the cattle bureau at the state house.

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, January 28, 1909

Submitted by Heidi McColgan

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