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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William J. Rogers

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 17 year old farm worker in Madison County, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 12th Alabama Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His death at Sharpsburg is from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. A sketch of the regiment in the SHSP 2 says he was killed at Gettysburg (offset, like the others on the list, by one battle). Personal details from family genealogists.

His mother Matilda filed a claim on his behalf in December 1862.

Birth

10/27/1843; Jackson County, AL

Death

09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=174137  [AotW citation 25699]

2   Southern Historical Society, and Rev. John William Jones, Robert Alonzo Brock, James Power Smith, editors, Southern Historical Society Papers, 52 Vols., Richmond: Southern Historical Society, 1876-1959, Vol. 33, pg. 208  [AotW citation 25700]