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Rogers, James Washington


Age: 19, credited to Barrancas, Fl
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl, Barrancas, FL, 12/17/63, m/i 12/17/63, Pvt, Co. E, 7th VT INF, m/o 3/14/66

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Birth: 12/20/1844, Alabama
Death: 12/02/1915

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 185108956


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1880
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


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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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James W. Rogers Fought on Union Side in Civil War.

Mrs. Hugh G. Boyce of 11 Academy street received a telegram Sunday morning advising her of the death of her father, James Washington Rogers, a former resident of Barre and a veteran of the war between the states, which occurred at his brotherís home in Pensacola, Fla., Saturday. The message did not contain any particulars of Mr. Rogersí demise, although a letter, which is to follow, is expected to include more details.

Among Grand Army veterans of Barre, Mr. Rogers enjoyed the unique distinction of being a southern-born soldier who fought on the Union side during the dark days of the Civil War. He was a native of Alabama, having been born in Pollard Dec. 20, 1844. At the outbreak of the war or soon thereafter he enlisted in a northern regiment and served with credit. After Appomattox, he came to Vermont and for a time resided in Johnson. Coming to Barre at a later date he serves his apprenticeship as a granite cutter and was employed here in that trade for a number of years. He belonged to R. R. Crandall Post, No. 56, G.A.R. In September 1914 he went to Pensacola to reside with his brother.

Mr. Rogers is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Boyce and Mrs. Charles Travers of Cliftondale, Mass., and one son, John Rogers, who lives on Essex street in this city. Besides the brother residing in Florida there are several nieces and nephews left. Mrs. Rogersí death occurred in Barre Oct. 24, 1894, and her remains are interred at Elmwood cemetery.

It is expected that the funeral and burial will take place in Pensacola, although definite arrangements have not been made.

Source: Barre Daily Times, December 6, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.