John Rodgers

John Rodgers

Birth
Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, USA
Death 5 May 1882 (aged 69)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot North Hill, Lot 298
Memorial ID 7050871 · View Source
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Civil War Union Naval Officer. The son of naval hero John Rodgers, he was appointed a midshipman in 1828 and saw his first service aboard the "Constellation" in the Mediterranean. An active naval officer until his death in 1882, when he was the senior Rear Admiral on the active list, he commanded ships off Florida in the Seminole War (1840), in the Home, Africa, and Mediterranean Squadrons (1842-1849), and led the North Pacific Exploring and Surveying Expedition (1854) and Arcitc Ocean Surveying Expedition (1855). In the Civil War he commanded the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, attacking Charleston and capturing the Confederate ironclad "Atlanta". Following the Civil War he commanded the Pacific squadron (1865-1866), the Boston Navy Yard (1866-1869), the Asiatic Squadron (1870-1872), the Mare Island Navy Yard (1873-1877) and the Naval Observatory (1877-1882).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 3 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7050871
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Rodgers (8 Aug 1812–5 May 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7050871, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .