William Findlay Rogers

William Findlay Rogers

Forks Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Dec 1899 (aged 79)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 48
Memorial ID 5996337 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Pennsylvania, he moved to Buffalo, New York, in 1840 and established the "Buffalo Republic" newspaper in 1850. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was a member of Company D, Buffalo City Guard and was appointed Colonel and commander of the 21st New York Volunteer Infantry. He led 21st New York in the Antietam Campaign, mustered out in 1863. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services". After the war, he served as Mayor of the city of Buffalo from 1868 to 1869, and later was elected as a Democrat to represent New York's 32nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Findlay Rogers (1 Mar 1820–16 Dec 1899), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5996337, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .