Watson Rogers


BirthMarch 4, 1843
DeathAug. 9, 1930
CemeteryMadison Square (Taylor)
Unit113th Illinois Infantry, Company G

Private Watson Rogers

Company G, 113th Illinois Infantry

Rogers was born in Chicago (Cook County), Illinois on March 4, 1843. He was residing in Elk Grove (Cook County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 11, 1862. Rogers was mustered on October 1, 1862 and served about 33 months. He was discharged on June 20, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.

The 113th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Hancock (near Chicago), Illinois on October 1, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

General Sherman’s Yazoo Expedition (AK) (December 20, 1862-January 2, 1863).

Assault and capture of Arkansas Post (AK) (January 10-11, 1863).

Battle of Jackson (MS) (May 14, 1863).

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Rogers died on August 9, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Madison Cemetery in Taylor (Loup County), Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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