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 John Rodgers

John Rodgers

Birth
Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, USA
Death 1 Aug 1838 (aged 66)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Range 56, Site 152
Memorial ID 12947 · View Source
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United States Naval Ofifcer. He became a hero in the pre-War of 1812 Naval squabbles with France and Great Britain. He served with distinction in the Quasi-War with France, helped to defeat Tripolitan naval forces in the Barbary Wars and defeated a British Sloop-of-War in 1811, which brought back a measure of respect to the United States Navy in the wake of the USS Chesapeake-HMS Leopold affair. He commanded several squadrons crushed in the War of 1812, but helped to successfully defend Baltimore from British attack. After the War, he was named President of the United States Navy Board of Commissioners (which included fellow Commodores Isaac Hull and David D. Porter).

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 12 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12947
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Rodgers (11 Jul 1772–1 Aug 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12947, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .