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Rogers, Peter

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/9/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, sick in hosp., Chicago, erysipelas, 3/10/63, rtnd to Co. 4/10/63, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 03/02/1842, Greensboro, VT
Death: 04/21/1919

Burial: Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Rosita Rodger Jones, Danby, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, VT

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Obituary

Private Earl Rogers of the 1023 machine gun battalion, got a furlough from Camp Devens Saturday to reach his home in Danville if possible before the death of his grandfather, Peter Rogers, but the latter died an hour before the boy arrived. He was a veteran of the Civil war and aged 82. Private Rogers was captured in the first engagement of Co. B, and kept five months in a German prison. His diet consisted of raw beets and he was compelled to work 12 hours a day under a German guard. He was reported missing after the engagement and later found in prison by the Red Cross, which probably saved his life by supplying him with nourishing food.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, April 23, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.