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Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

J.V. Rodgers is buried in what used to be a cemetery. The property, which contains the soldier's remains, is now privately owned by the Silva family. "Mary Silva's vacant lot a rocky patch of land as nondescript as any in this hardscrabble neighborhood of modest houses, ramshackle mobile homes and abandoned trailers is among the few valuable possessions she hopes to leave to her nine children." The Silva's will not allow historians, archaeologists or even simple interested parties access to the land. Attempts to examine the property have been met with violence, intimidation and gun shots. Mrs. Silva said she can't understand why the 27 Confederate soldiers, if they're actually buried on her land, are so important . "I understand grieving for a relative you knew," said Mrs. Silva. "But they don't even know who those soldiers were." 
Confederate Soldier Burial Site
Socorro County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Believed to have died in the Battle of Valverde New Mexico 1862
Created by: Soldiers Forgotten
Record added: Oct 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42949032
Pvt J.V. Rodgers
Added by: Soldiers Forgotten
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- SFC Kathline Forrester
 Added: Sep. 25, 2016

- Historybuff
 Added: Jun. 30, 2014
Thank you for your Confederate service. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jun. 4, 2011
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