Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - George Rogers

George Squibb Rogers

Representing: Union


Unit History

  • 17th Indiana Infantry A
George Rogers
Family History

Created by Brian

George Squibb Rogers

Birth
22 May 1820
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
22 Jul 1892 (aged 72)
Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Burial
Davenport, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID
14053315
George Squibb Rogers
Residence Halberts Bluff IN;
Enlisted on 8/14/1862 as a Corporal.
On 8/14/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. IN 17th Infantry
He was discharged for disability on 3/15/1864
(Estimated day of disch)
Other Information:
born in Fayette, PA
died 7/22/1892 in Lincoln Co, WA
(Wife: Matilda)
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CIVIL WAR PENSION: George Squibb ROGERS, Lincoln Co., Washington

Contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Emily Goodey 
< mgoodey@juno.com>

Pension files for George Squibb Rogers

[Page 1]
State of Washington
County of Lincoln

On this eighth day of September, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety 
[blank], personally appeared before me, C. C. May, a notary public in and for 
the County and State aforesaid, George S. Rogers, aged 70 years, a resident of 
Larene, County of Lincoln, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn according 
to law, declares that he is the identical George S. Rogers, who entered service 
during the War of the Rebellion under the name of Geo. S. Rogers on or about the 
14th day of Aug., 1862, as corporal in company A of the 17 regiment of Ind. 
Vols. commanded by Henry Henley, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Nashville, 
Tenn, on or about the 6 day of March, 1864, by reason of Surgeon’s certificate 
of disability; that his personal description is as follows: Age, 70 years; 
height, 5 feet 6 inches; complexion, dark; hair, gray; eyes, gray.  That he is 
now suffering from heart trouble and disease of throat also general debility and 
that the said dsiability is of a permanent character, and is not the result of 
vicious habits, and that it incapacitates him from the performance of manual 
labor in such a degree as to render him unable to earn a support, and that this 
declaration is made for the purpose of being placed upon the pension roll, under 
the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890.  That he has not been employed in 
the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above.
That since the 14th day of August, A.D. 1864, he has not been employed in the 
military or naval service of the Unitd States.
He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, George E. 
Lemon of Washington D.C., his true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute his claim.  
That he has not received or applied for a pension.
That his postoffice address is Larene, County of Lincoln, State of Washington.
                                                [Signature]
Witnesses:
S.P. Havawall (?)
Albert F. Lambert

[Page 2]

The physician will be careful to state the approximate date when he first knew 
the soldier; what his physical condition was at that time, giving a full 
description or diagnosis of all disability from which he was then suffering.  He 
should then state, approximately, how often he has treated the soldier since 
that date, and for what disability or disabilities.  If treatment has been for a 
disease or injury that has caused other organs to become affected, or other 
diseases to result as a sequence of the original disability, the affiant should 
state clearly what such sequences are when developed, and explain their 
pathological relation to the original disease or injury.

State of Washington
County of Douglas

In the pension claim of Geo S. Rogers A 17 Ind
Personally came before me, a notary public, in and for aforesaid county and 
state, JML Cooper, a resident of Watervill, of the County of Douglas, State of 
Washington, who, being duly sworn, delcares, in relation to the aforesaid case 
as follows:
I have been practicing medicine 8 years.  I first knew the soldier about Dec. 1 
1891.  I first treated him professionally about Dec 17, 1891.
He is at present suffering from catarrhal fever, and is confined to his bed. For 
this reason and on account of his feeble condition on account of old age he is 
unable to make a journey to [unreadable] Ellensburgh Washington, a distance of 
about 85 miles by stage over a mountainous road, or to Spokane Wash., a distance 
of about 150 miles, 50 by stage.  An attempt to make either trip would endanger 
his life.
                                    Signed
                                    JML Cooper M.D.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day; and I hereby certify that the 
affiant is a practicing physician; that I am not interested in the prosecution 
of this claim, and that the affiant acquainted himself with the contents of the 
affidavit before he executed the same.
Witness my hand and official seal this 18 day of December, 1891.

                                    Signed [Something]
                                    Notary Public,
                                    Residence Waterville, Washington

[Note--One half of page is printed crosss-wise, with some legal jargon, and a 
portion showing that this is medical evidence in the pension claim of George S. 
Rogers.]

[Page 3]

Act of June 27, 1890
United States of America, department of the Interior, bureau of pensions

It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States, 
George S. Rogers who was a Corporal Co. A 17 Regiment Indiana Volunteer infantry 
is entitled to a pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890 at the 
rate of twelve dollars per month to commence on the eighteenth day of September 
on thousand eight hundred and ninety.  
This pension being for senile debility and disease of the heart and throat.
Given at the department of the interior this Second day of July 1892 and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixteenth.
                                    [Stamped} John W. Nobe?
                                    [Countersigned] something B. Reeves

[Page 4]
DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL PENSION OF A WIDOW--CHILD OR CHILDREN UNDER SIXTEEN 
YEARS OF AGE SURVIVING

State of Washington
County of Lincoln

On this 8th day of September, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety two 
personally appeared before me, a notary public within and for the County and 
State aforesaid, Matilda A. Rogers, aged 70 years, a resident of Larene, Lincoln 
County, Washington, who being duly sworn according to law, makes the following 
declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Act of Congress granting 
pensions to widows, approved June 27, 1890, to wit:
That she is the widow of Geo S. Rogers, who served during the late War of the 
Rebellion under the name of Geo. S. Rogers from the 14 day of Aug, A.D. 1862, to 
the 6 day of Mch, A.D. 1864, as a Corporal in the A 17 Ind and who was HONORABLY 
DISCHARGED from the service at Nashville Tenn Mch 6/64, and who died of General 
debility on the 22 day of July, A.D. 1892, at Larene, Washington: that she is 
without other means of support than her daily labor; that she was married under 
the name of Matilda A. Johnson to said Geo S. Rogers on the 24th day of January 
A.D. 1845, by William Martin, A clergyman at Bono, Lawrence Co., Ind, there 
being no legal barrier to such a marriage; that neither she nor her husband had 
been previously married that she has not remarried since the death of the said 
Geo S Rogers.
That she has not in any manner been engaged in, aided or abetted the rebellion 
in the United States; that hse has not heretofore applied for pension...blah, 
blah, blah
That her post office address is Larene, Lincoln, Washington.
                                          Signature
                                          Matilda A. Rogers

[Note--she was actually married on January 24, 1846.  I have a copy of the 
original certificate filed.]

[Page 5]
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Washington
County of Lincoln
In the matter of claim of Matilda A. widow of George S. Rogers Co. A 17 Ind Inf
Personally came before me, a notary public, in and for aforesaid County and 
State, Matilda A. Rogers, aged 75 years, residing at Larene, County of Lincoln, 
State of Washington, who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid 
case as follows:
I am the widow of George S. Rogers aforesaid.  I was never married except to 
said George S.. Rogers and he was never married except to me.  We were married 
at Bono, Lawrence County, Indiana in year 1845.  The courtyhouse and records of 
that county were burned many years ago, I have written to Postmaster at Bono 
asking if my former acquaintances were there by all are gone or dead hence seems 
impossible to secure the affidavits necessary to establish some facts required.
I own land as follows S.E. 1/4 sec 24 26 NR 36 E and NW 1/4 sec 25 26 N R36 E.  
[unreadable] 320 acres said land is assessed at about $1400, do not now know 
exact amount.  I could not sell this land hardly at all for cash and I have no 
income except from above land which is also uncertain and never amounts to more 
than $200 per year.  I own no other property.  This affidavit is written in my 
presence, my [unreadalbe] by C.C. May of Davenport Washington on June 6, 1896.
                                    Signature
                                    Matilda A. Rogers

[Page 6]
Affidavit of Physician who Treated the Soldier in his Last Sickness, Showing the 
Date and Cause of Death.

State of Washington
County of Lincoln
In the pension claim of Matilda A. Rogers widow of Geo. S. Rogers A 17 Ind 
personally came before me, a notary public in and for aforewaid county and 
state, Henry J. Whitney M.D. a resident of Davenport of the County of Lincoln, 
State of Washington, who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid 
case as follows:

I was the attending physician at the time of the above-named soldier’s death.  
He died on the 22 day of July, 1892.  The immediate cause of his death was old 
age and general debility having been very weak and low state of health since my 
first acquaintance with him.

I have been practicing medicine for 12 years.  I first knew the soldier about 
April 1887.  I first treated him professionally about June 26, 1887.  An invalid 
suffering from ulcers in the linchs caused from enlarged veins and general 
weakness and debility.
                                    Signed 
                                    Henry J. Whitney M.D.

[Page 7]


State of Washington
County of Whitman
In the matter of claim for Matilda A. Rogers, a widow of Geo S. Rogers A 17 Ind 
Personally came before me, a notary public in and for aforesaid County and State 
Wm P. Lawrence, aged 40 years, residing at Garfield, County of Whitman, state of 
Washington, who, being duly sworn, delcare in relation to the aforesaid case as 
follows: I became acquainted with the above named Geo S. Rogers and Matilda A. 
Rogers in the fall of 1864, in McLean Co., Ill, and knew them intimately until 
the death of the said Geo S. Rogers in the summer of 1892.  During all this time 
they lived together as husband and wife and were so recognized in every 
community in which they lived.  They raised a family of five children.
I have not used not have I been in any way aided in making the above statement 
by any written or printed matter, statement, or recital.  The above statements 
were written in my presence from my own oral statemens made on my own knowledge 
by J.C. Lawrence, my brother, at his office in Garfield, Washington on the 26th 
day of July 1895, at the same time and place this affidavit is acknowledged.
And I further declare that I have no interested in said case, and am not 
concerned in its prosecution
                                    Signature
                                    Wm. P. Lawrence

[Note: J.C. Lawrence was the son-in-law of Matilda Rogers.  They had all lived 
near one another in McLean County, and gone to school together.]

[A very similar statement was given by W.W. Duling, also known as Col. Duling, 
who was a school friend of the Lawrences and Rogerses who had also migrated to 
eastern Washington state.]




MILITARY RECORDS FOR GEORGE S. ROGERS

Muster Rolls showing:

George S. Rogers Corporal Co A, 17 Reg’t Indiana Infantry
Enrolled Aug 14, 1862 at Memphis, Indiana for 3 years

Present on
Nov, Dec 1862
April 10, 1863
March and April 1863
May and June 1863
Nov and Dec 1863
Sept and Oct 1863
July and Aug 1863
Jan and Feb 1863
Aug 18 1862
Enrollment to Oct 1862
March and April 1864
Jan and Feb 1864


___________

Discharge:

George Rogers
Corporal of Company A
17th Regiment of Indiana
State Volunteers
Nature of Casualty
Discharge 1864
A.G.O. September 14, 1882
Discharged at Indianapolis Ind., March 6, 1864 by reason of Surgeons’ 
certificate of disability, nature of disability not stated.  Asst Adjt General

_________________

CERTIFICATE

I certify on honor, that George S. Rogers a Copl of Captain Henley’s Company (A) 
of the 17th Regiment of Indiana, Volunteers, of the state of Indiana, born in 
Fayatt Co., State of Pennsylvania, aged 43 years; 5 feet 5 inches high; dark 
complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer, having joined the 
company on its original organization at Memphis, Ind., and enrolled in it at the 
muster into the serice of the United States in Indianapolis Ind., on the 19th 
day of Aug 1862; and having served honestly and faithfully with his Company in 
Tennessee, to the present date, is now entitled ot a discharge by reason of 
Surgeon’s Certificate of disability.
The said George S. Rogers was last paid by Paymaster Maj. Vrooman to include the 
31st day of Dec 1863 and has pay due him from that time to the present date, and 
also pay for the use of his horse, (having been mounted during the time,) and he 
is entitled to pay and subsistence for traveling to place of enrollment and 
whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers or militai, so 
discharged.  He has received $5.60 dollars advanced by the United States on 
account of clothing acct. since last settlement Aug 15, 1863.

And for other stoppages viz:
Recd. $25.00 advance bounty.

Given in duplicate at Indianapolis Ind this 6th day of Mch, 1864
                                          Nicholas S. Smith

________________

Memorandum from Prisoner of War Records

Name: Rodgers, George
Rank: C
No of reg’t: 17
State: Ind
Arm of Service: V
Co: A
Captured at Mumfordsville, KY Sept. 17, 1862 
Paroled at Mumfordsville KY Sept 17, 1862
Copied by E.C.C.

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Company Descriptive Book
Co A, 17 Regt Indiana Infantry

Age 43 years; height 5 feet 5 inches
Complexion  Dark
Eyes Gray; hair Dark
Where born Faitt Pennsylvania
Occupation Farmer
Enlistment
When Aug 14, 1862
Where Memphis
By whom Captain Henly; term 3 years
Remarks: Mustered into service at Indianapolis by Lt. MOrris Aug 19, 1862



Cemetery

Buried at Mountain View Cemetery-Davenport
Row: Section 4 Block 52 Lot 4
Site: Grave 16


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