Rodgers, John

Life Span
to
Full name
John Rodgers
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
3
Family
John Rodgers (father), Minerva Denison (mother), Ann Elizabeth Hodge (wife), William L. Rodgers (son), Louisa Rodgers (daughter), Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (son-in-law), John Rodgers Meigs (grandson)
Occupation
Military
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Union Navy
US military (Post-Civil War)

John Rodgers (American National Biography)

Scholarship
After a brief tour in command of the Water Witch (1858-1859), Rodgers was assigned to the Japan Expedition Office in Washington, D.C., where he was serving when the secession of Virginia on 17 April 1861 led navy authorities to dispatch him to Norfolk the next day to help ensure that the navy facilities there did not fall into rebel hands. Rodgers was in the last boat to depart the Norfolk Navy Yard after it was set afire, and as a result, he was captured by Virginia forces. Since Virginia had not yet joined the Confederacy, however, he was released and allowed to return to Washington by train.
Craig L. Symonds, "Rodgers, John," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/05/05-00670.html.
How to Cite This Page: "Rodgers, John," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/6504.