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Federal (USV)


Joel W. Rogers

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 64th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old school teacher in Willing, NY, he enlisted at Wellsville and mustered as Corporal, Company G, 64th New York Infantry on 5 October 1861. He was reduced to Private in April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty but was killed in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York.1. Wound detail from Nelson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a stone in Yorks Corners Cemetery in Willing, NY. Thanks to descendant William Malfaro for the pointer to Rogers.

His middle name may be Whipple, his paternal grandmother's maiden name.


01/12/1840; Scio, Allegany County, NY


12/13/1862; Fredericksburg, VA; burial in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 27, pg. 363  [AotW citation 23987]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 369  [AotW citation 23988]