CLIPPED SIGNATURE OF COL. WILLIAM ROGERS, 21ST NEW YORK VOL. INFANTRY

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Signature was taken from a letter. It reads, “APPROVED AND RESECTFULLY FOR-WARDED. CAPT. CANFIELD WAS VERY SEV-ERELY WOUNDED IN THE FORT AS STATED. W.F. ROGERS/ COL. 21ST N.Y.I. VOLS / CMDR. 3RD BRIGADE”. Paper is very clean and measures 2” x 3 1/8”.

William Findlay Rogers was born on March 1, 1820 in Forks Twp., Northampton Co., PA. His occupation was a journalist and politician. He enlisted on May 7, 1861 at the age of 41 in Buffalo, New York as a Colonel, and was commissioned into Field & Staff in the 21st New York infantry. He received a promotion to Brigadier-General on March 13, 1865 by Brevet for faithful and meritorious services. He was mustered out on May 18, 1863. Rogers was a member of G.A.R. Post #2 (Chapin) in Buffalo, where he held several offices. He served as a Congressman from 1883-85, and was the Superintendent of the New York Soldier’s and Sailor’s home in Bath, New York from 1887-97. Rogers died on December 16, 1899 in Buffalo, New York and is buried there in Forest Lawn Cemetery.  [sm]

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