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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p338
2862

(Born Pa.)

James S. Rogers

(Ap'd Col.)

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Born Scranton, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 20th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Sep. 30 to Oct. 15, 1880, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., to Nov. 1, 1881, — Ft. Dodge, Kan., to June 6, 1882, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to May 6, 1885, — and Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to –––––; and as Regimental Quartermaster, Sep. 1, 1887, to –––––.

First Lieut., 20th Infantry, Aug. 25, 1887.

Vol. IV
p334
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: (Regimental Quartermaster to Sept. 1, 1891) At Fort Assinniboine, Mont., to Oct. 10, 1894; at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

(Captain of Infantry, 20th Infantry, April 26, 1895)

(on leave, June 8 to Oct. 1, 1895), to Aug. 20, 1896; Secretary of the Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to April 19, 1898; with regiment at Mobile, Ala., to June, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba, to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the battles of El Caney, July 1, and San Juan, July 1‑3, and in the siege of Santiago to July 17, 1898; with regiment at Montauk, N. Y., to Sept., 1898; at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Jan., 1899; en route to and in Philippines (Regimental Quartermaster, Sept. 20 to Nov. 16, 1899) to Nov., 1899; en route to United States to Dec., 1899; on recruiting service at Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 5, 1900 to ––––

Vol. V
p310
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Major, 20th Infantry, March 25, 1901)

(Transferred to the 4th Infantry, Aug. 18, 1906)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Infantry, Oct. 20, 1906)

Vol. VI
p299
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Seymour Rogers, Born Dec. 13, 1856.)

Military History. —

Captain, 20th Infantry, April 26, 1895

At Harrisburg, Pa., on recruiting service, Jan. 5 to Oct. 23, 1900; at Buffalo, N. Y., on general recruiting service, Oct. 24, 1900, to

(Major, 20th Infantry, March 25, 1901)

April 9, 1902; at Columbus Bks., Ohio, commanding 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, April 10 to Aug. 25, 1902; on leave of absence, Aug. 30 to Oct. 27, 1902; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., commanding 1st Battalion, Oct. 28, 1902, to Nov. 19, 1903; en route with regiment to Philippines, Nov. 30 to Dec. 28, 1903; at Manila, Dec. 29, 1903, to Aug. 9, 1904; (commanding regiment, Jan. 27 to May 1); en route to U. S. and on leave of absence, Aug. 10 to Dec. 5, 1904; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., commanding 1st Battalion, Dec. 6, 1904, to June 27, 1905; at Cotabato, P. I.,  p300 commanding 1st Battalion, July 2, 1905, to March 5, 1906; en route to U. S. with regiment, March 6 to April 5, 1906; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., with regiment, April 7 to June 4, 1906; on leave of absence, June 5 to

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, Aug. 18, 1906)

Sept. 19, 1906; at Fort Thomas, Ky., with 4th Infantry, Sept. 20 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Infantry, Oct. 20, 1906)

Nov. 1, 1906; awaiting orders at Fort Thomas and en route to Philippines, Nov. 2, 1906, to Jan. 1, 1907; at Camp Connell, P. I., with regiment, Jan. 10, 1907, to May 12, 1908; en route to U. S. with regiment, May 13 to June 21, 1908; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., with regiment, June 22, 1908, to

(Colonel of Infantry, March 11, 1911)

Jan. 5, 1912; on leave of absence and en route to Hawaii, Jan. 6 to Feb. 13, 1912; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, with 2d Infantry, Feb. 16 to Aug. 5, 1912; on leave of absence and en route to U. S., Aug. 6 to Dec. 12, 1912; at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., on detached service, Dec. 14, 1912, to Jan. 2, 1913; at Hdqrs. Western Division, San Francisco, Jan. 3 to March 14, 1913; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, with 1st Infantry, March 23 to May 31, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, with 18th Infantry, June 15, 1913, to

(Assigned to 18th Infantry, Aug. 28, 1913)

Dec. 17, 1914; at Naco, Arizona, commanding 2nd Division, Dec. 18, 1914, to Jan. 28, 1915; at Douglas, Arizona, commanding 2nd Division, Jan. 29 to July 7, 1915; on leave of absence, July 8 to Sept. 2, 1915; at Douglas, Arizona, commanding 2nd Division, Sept. 3, 1915, to July 7, 1916; at Presidio of San Francisco, sick in Letterman General Hospital, July 8 to Nov. 30, 1916; on sick leave, Dec. 1, 1916, to

(Attached to 2d Infantry, Jan. 22, 1917)

March 1, 1917.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 1, 1917,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p170
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

 p171  Military History. —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 1, 1917,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Died, June 8, 1929, at Los Angeles, California:b Aged 72.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Rogers' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Col. Rogers's place of death is not given in the Register; it is from his AOG obituary.


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