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W. F. Rogers

W. F. Rogers

Federal (USA)


William Findlay Rogers

(1820 - 1899)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Was a printer and newspaper man, and a member of Company D, Buffalo City Guard, from 1846.

On the Campaign

In command of the 21st New York Infantry, part of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. His Brigade advanced along the West side of the Hagerstown Pike early on the 17th in close support of BGen Gibbon's 4th 'Black Hat' Brigade.

After the War

Mustered out in 1863, he was elected mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1868-69; U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1883-85. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., December 16, 1899. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.

References & notes

Sources: the Political Graveyard; and


3/1/1820; near Easton, PA


12/16/1899 Buffalo, NY; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.