Robert Thomas Rogers - Civil War Records

Robert Thomas Rogers
Confederate Service Records

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Robert Thomas Rogers

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Civil War Records
Compiled Service Records
Receipts for Commutation of Rations
Letters from Robert to Mary E. C. Smith
Furlough Letter
Amnesty Oath
Confederate Veterans' Reunion Card
Letter to Thomas Hardman from War Department

Robert Thomas Rogers was born 13 Dec 1844 in Jackson County, Georgia.  He was the son of William S. Rogers and Cementha Elizabeth Stapler. 

On 25 Feb 1862, at the age of 18, Robert enlisted with Company C, 18th GA Regiment CSA at Jefferson, Jackson County.  He suffered a grape shot wound to his side at Gaines' Farm (Cold Harbor) on 27 Jun 1862 and was admitted to the Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.  He was later granted a pension for this wound, receiving $50 from 1898 to 1913.  

Robert married
Mary Elizabeth Clarissa Smith on 1 Sep 1864 in Madison County.  She was the daughter of William M. Smith and Martha "Patsey" Bowman.  Robert built and operated Rogers Mills, which sawed lumber, ginned cotton and ground grain, and for which the community of Rogers Mill is named.  He died in Madison County on 17 Mar 1914 and was buried at the Smith-Rogers family cemetery.

Submitted by Sylvia Brooks

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