LTC William Logan Rodman

LTC William Logan Rodman

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Death 27 May 1863 (aged 41)
Port Hudson, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 97349675 · View Source
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William Logan Rodman was the highest ranking soldier from New Bedford, Massachusetts to be killed in action during the Civil War. He was killed while leading his men into action (shot through the heart).

A Quaker of old whaling wealth, Rodman joined the 38th Regiment Company H, as its leader, on August 19, 1862. He had just turned 40 years old.

Due to his position and stating in the military, Rodman's body was buried near the battlefield until it was cold enough to transport him home to New Bedford. He was one of few who made it home.

Later the Fort and military reservation at Clark's Point, New Bedford was named Fort Rodman in his honor.

On the New Bedford, Mass. "Roll of Honor" New Bedford City Council, May, 1869.


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  • Created by: Jim Grasela
  • Added: 18 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97349675
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC William Logan Rodman (7 Mar 1822–27 May 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97349675, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jim Grasela (contributor 46482783) .