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William Pennock Rogers
Brigadier General, United States Army
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William Pennock Rogers, was born at Harford County, Maryland, September 16, 1842. He was educated in the Aldino public schools. He married: Dee Browning, 1878. 

He served as Corporal, Company H, 7th Maryland Voolunteerf from August 21, 1862. He was discharged, May 4, 1865, and was appointedt from Maryland as a Second Lieutenant, 44th United States Infanry, July 28, 1866. He transferred to the 17th United States Infantry, May 27, 1869. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, October 3, 1872, to Captain, December 23, 1884, to Major, 20th United States Infantry, December 15, 1898, to Lieutenant Colonel, 29th United States Infantry, February 2, 1901. He was transferred to the 22nd United States Infantry, March 21, 1901. He was then promoted to Colonel, 30th United States Infantry, June 28, 1902,  and to Brigadier General, April 20, 1903. He retired from the service at his own request, with over 30 years of service, April 21, 1903. 

During the Civil War he served in the Army of the Potomac, and participated in the battle of Spottsylvania Court House, May 8, 1864, where was wounded, losing his left arm. He then served in the South, 1866-70, in the West, 1870-94.

He was also wounded in the affair with Sioux Indians on Heart River, Dakota, October 3, 1872. 

He made his home in San Antonio, Texas, where he died May 12, 1916.  He was then buried with full military honors in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Dee Browning Rogers, 1852-1932, is buried with him, as is his son, Dr. Pennock B. Rogers.



ROGERS - In New York, February 11, 1906.  Dr Pennock Browning Rogers, of pneumonia, son of General William Pennock Rogers and wife.  Intern at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York City, at 2 P.M. on February 11.  Interment at Washington, D.C.
ROGERS, WILLIAM P

BRIGADLER GENERAL RET USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 05/12/1916
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION E D W  SITE 866
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 

ROGERS, PENNOCK B S/O WM P
DATE OF DEATH: 02/11/1906
BURIED AT: SECTION E DIV  SITE 866
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 3 November  2001  Updated: 17 October 2004 Updated: 7 October 2007
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WP Rogers Gravesite PHOTO April 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004