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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Alexander P. Rodgers​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1846.

 p278  Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Siege

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Oct. 12, 1846)

of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Storming of Chapultepec, where, in leading a Company to the Assault of the Castle, when within a few yards of the ditch, "still exerting himself, though already wounded, and shouting for his men to follow," he was

Killed, Sep. 13, 1847: Aged 22.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Captain George Rodgers, of the U. S. Navy, and nephew of Commodore Oliver Hazzard Perry, the hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.

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