Confederate Rodgers Men

Granddaddy Bill & Grandmother Mary

This list is a summary of the proven family members in Confederate service I've researched on the Rodgers side of my family. All were from South Carolina and as would be expected, some were wounded, killed in action or ultimately survived the war and returned home. I have all of their Compiled Service Records from the National Archives (unless noted otherwise in the individual summaries), information gleaned from my various visits to the State Archives in Columbia and many local sources from in and around Saluda County, what used to be a portion of Edgefield District in South Carolina. I keep files on each individual and add information and resources to these as time permits. Most of this was compiled in the late 1990’s and I intend to get back into research on all my family lines, yes – even the Yankee side, when my life’s situation allows it. Keep in mind the family names will vary as the women married into the various groups in their area. Those listed as "Granddaddy' are in my direct lineage.

A family note: My line of the Rodgers family dropped the 'D' sometime in the early life of my Grandfather, John S. Rogers, Sr... It appears that one of his teachers started using his name without it and rather than be so rude as to correct her, he changed the spelling of the family name... The Saluda County Rodgers' laugh when this is discussed. I simply indicated the 'D' stands for dollars and we don't have any...

    Individual: Unit:
    Artillery CSA - Alphabetical by Unit
    Salter, William R.* 2nd South Carolina Artillery; Company K (transferred to 19th SC Inf.)
    Cavalry/Infantry CSA
    Rodgers, William Anderson - 'Granddaddy Bill' Co. B, Hampton Legion
    Infantry CSA
    Temple, Seaborn Co. K, 5th Battalion South Carolina Reserves
    Rodgers, Hilary Q. Co. D, 6th Battalion South Carolina Reserves
    Rodgers, Francis M.* Co. E, 7th South Carolina Infantry
    Bartley, Samuel Co. B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Bodie, Nathan** Co. B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Bodie, Obadiah Jr* Co. B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Rodgers, Augustus Malachi Co. B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Rodgers, James Andrew - 'Granddaddy Monk' Co. B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Rodgers, John Allen** Co. H, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Rodgers, Martin Co. K, 14th South Carolina Infantry - also noted as Co. B
    Forrest, Elzey Bland Co. D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Johnson, Stanmore Co. A, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Rodgers, Josiah* Co. D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Parish, Armstrong* Co. D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Salter, John C* Co. D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Salter, Lawrence Gideon Co. D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Salter, William R.* Co. K, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Turner, James P. Co. D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Bodie, WIlliam Chesley* Co. A, 28th Louisiana Infantry
    Records of Confederate Service: Unit Unknown:
    Bodie, ELiza unknown
    Salter, W.A.* unknown, 'killed in battle, September 5, 1862, battles before Richmond'

    * Indicates war period death - combat or illness
    ** Indicates wounded during war

    My Great Grandfathers

    Confederate Service Details

    This compiled section represents a fair picture of what my files contain... Needless to say, a great deal of time, reading and research has gone into creating this document.

    Bartley, Samuel - 1842 - June 2, 1903
    Private, Company B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Samuel was the husband of Catherine Parrish; Catherine's parents were John A. and Betsy Rodgers Parrish of Edgefield District. Samuel is noted in Chapman's History as a private in the regiment indicated, he is listed as surrendered at Appomattox, but not listed in the parole rolls. He was born in Mine Creek, Edgefield District, SC, and is buried at Richland Springs Cemetery, Saluda County, South Carolina. His tombstone has a CSA marker. Sources 2,3,4,6

    Bodie, Eliza - died during the war
    Bodie family history indicates Eliza was a Captain in the Confederate Army; he was believed to have been killed in combat during the war; his name does not appear in the "Edgefield History", and further research is required to ascertain his Company and Regiment; he was the brother of the Bodie men listed below. Sources 2,3

    Bodie, Nathan - February 11, 1837 - February 4, 1911
    Private, Company B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    One of the four brothers listed; the "Edgefield History" indicates Nathan was discharged at Appomattox, but his name does not appear on the surrender rolls; Nathan is buried near Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina, he returned and stayed after the war, and his headstone states, "I rode with Stonewall"; Nathan's service record is in our files and reveals the following: Enlisted August 12, 1861 at Camp Butler, SC aged 24, into Captain A.P. West’s Company (Dearing Guards), 14th Regiment SC Infantry. Nathan’s record indicates he was sick and on furlough at various times and in July 1863 he is listed as furloughed at the time of Gettysburg. He was wounded in the right shoulder and admitted to Jackson Hospital in Richmond on May 15th, 1864; this would leave us to believe he was at the Wilderness when Grant commenced that campaign. He apparently never fully recovered from this wound and was invalided out, ending his service on December 21, 1864. He is registered in the Invalid Corps, P.A.C.S. at the time he was discharged. Sources 1,2,3,4,6,7

    Bodie, Obadiah Jr. May 5, 1832 - June 2, 1862
    Private, Company B, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Appears in the " History of Edgefield County " with the muster roll of this Regiment, this book states, "Died of disease at Richmond, 1862"; family history indicates that there were at least four Bodie men in the war, all listed here; they were the sons of Obadiah Bodie, Sr. (1786-1864), all born in Edgefield District; they are inter-related through various marriages; Obadiah's brother Chesley was married to Jane Rodgers, daughter of William Malachi Rodgers; his sister Jane Bodie was married to Malachi Augustus Rodgers, son of William Malachi Rodgers. Obadiah was married to A.E. Chapman Bodie, (July 14, 1833-May 16, 1903), she is buried at Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery, near Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina; her headstone states she is the wife of Obadiah with his dates and "buried in Richmond, VA'. his service record was not found at the National Archives. Sources 2,3,4,6

    Bodie, William Chesley - Died During the War
    Company A, 28th Louisiana Infantry
    Chesley married Jane Rodgers, daughter of William Malachi Rodgers; family history indicates he served in the Confederate Army, and research from troops in Louisiana service has proven this fact as he was located in the muster rolls from that state. There is conflicting information, one family history states Chesley died of either Yellow or Black fever while serving during the war, other accounts state that both he and Jane died of disease after the war; we are inclined to believe it was during the war while he was on active service. Chesley and Jane moved their family to Beinville Parish, Louisiana, sometime after the 1850 Census, and the Bodie family is in possession of letters from Jane written home to her family. Family history also indicates that upon the death of both parents the children, (3 or 4), were sent back to South Carolina in a shipping crate, via ship to Savannah, from there they went to Augusta, GA, and were picked up by their Grandfather, William Malachi Rodgers. It was commented that no one in Louisiana wanted to or could afford to pay for passenger transport, and elected this method as a cost savings device; William Bodie was one of these children. Sources 2,3,7

    Forrest, Elzey Bland - August 14, 1819 - May 23, 1903
    2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Enlisted December 5,1861 at Edgefield District by Captain Ira Cromley for 12 months; 2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 19th South Carolina Infantry; date of Commission listed as December 28,1861. Record indicates, "dropped". May 8,1862, on account of his age, poor health, or a combination, as stated by Chapman's History. The 19th was assigned to the Army of Mississippi, April 1862, by the end of 1862, the designation of this army was changed to the Army of Tennessee; it was during the operations against the advance on and siege of Corinth, Mississippi, April 29-May 30,1862, that Elzey was discharged. We believe Elzey may have been dropped in the reorganization of the entire Confederate Army that took place in 1862. No further information on Confederate service has been located. Elzey is buried at the Forrest Cemetery, (4.8 miles south of Saluda), in Saluda County, SC., and was the husband of Mary Rodgers; Mary was the aunt of James, William, Josiah and Martin Rodgers. Sources 1,2,3,5

    Johnson, Stanmore - 1836 -1864
    Private, Company A, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Killed during Atlanta Campaign 1864, aged 28, as noted in Chapman's History of Edgefield District. His Complied Service Record was not located in the National Archives. Stanmore's wife, Achsah Johnson, (10/12/1829 - 4/ 26 /1909), is buried at the Johnson Cemetery, near Richland Spring Baptist Cemetery, Saluda County, South Carolina. Sources 3,5,6

    Parrish, Armstrong - About 1833 -1861 or 1862
    Private, Company D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Armstrong was the husband of Edy Rodgers; Edy's parents were Chesley and Risby Meyers Rodgers, therefore she was a 1st Cousin to Granddaddies Bill and Monk. He is noted in 'Chapman's History' as having died of disease in Mississippi; his Compiled Service Record was not located by the National Archives. Sources 2,3,6

    Rodgers, Augustus Malichi - January 19/1832 - April 6,1913
    Private, Company B, 14th South Carolina Infantry, (McGowan's Brigade)
    The Chapman’s History indicates Augustus as discharged at Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, April, 1865, aged 30. He is buried near Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina, in a family plot. Augustus is listed in the rolls records of Camp James Mitchell, Confederate Veterans in 1911. He served in State Government after the war and several sources have been located mentioning him. His Combined Service Record was not located at the National Archives. Augustus was located in the 1860 census and is listed at age 28. Sources 2,3,4,5,6

    Rodgers, Francis M. (Frank) - 1837 –September 13, 1862
    Private, Company E, 7th South Carolina Infantry
    Enlisted April 15,1861 at Edgefield District; record reads, "Killed dead on Maryland Heights, on the 13th September, 1862." This was during Lee's first invasion of the North, attacking at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. This Regiment was attached to the 4th Brigade, McLaw’s Division, Longstreet's Command, Army of Northern Virginia, at the time of his death. The Company Rolls indicates 13 killed and 100 wounded of 466 at Maryland Heights. This Regiment served in various engagements prior to Frank's death including skirmishes at Blackburn's, McLean's and Mitchell's Fords, battles including 1st Manassas, Yorktown, Fair Oaks, the Seven Days, Alien's Farm (the Peach Orchard, near Fair Oaks), and Savage Station, all in Virginia and previous to the Maryland Campaign which commenced September 5,1862. Frank is listed in the SC 'Roll of the Dead'as killed in action, 9/13/1862. He is listed in the 1860 census at age 23 and is the brother of Augustus M. Rodgers. Sources 1,2,5,6

    Rodgers, Hilary Q. - September 5, 1847 - May 21, 1929
    Private, Company D, 6th Battalion South Carolina Infantry (State Reserve) / Company C, (New) 7th South Carolina Infantry
    Hilary enlisted in Company D, 6th Battalion, South Carolina State Troops under Captain Cromley August 18, 1864 at age 17. He is listed with this unit in the Lucinda Horne Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy from Saluda, SC. He served until and was present at surrender of troops by Joseph E. Johnston, April 28, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina. The 6th Battalion was later incorporated with the 7th South Carolina Infantry and he was assigned to Company C. On April 9, 1865, the remnants of the 7th were consolidated with the 15th South Carolina Infantry and part of Blanchard’s SC Reserve and formed the New 7th SC Infantry. Hilary’s Combined Service Record indicates he was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina and suffered no wounds during his service. A Pension Application is on file (#10445) with the State Archives in Columbia dated March 25, 1919; apparently he and his friend James P. Corley (#10337) applied for a pension on the same day. James served with the same unit as indicated in the documents. Hilary is buried with his wife, Sallie Bodie Rodgers, at Richland Springs Cemetery, near Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina. Sources 1,2,3,4,5,7

    Rodgers, James Andrew (Granddaddy Monk) - October 7, 1840* - March 2,1925
    Private, Company B, 14th South Carolina Infantry (McGowan's Brigade)
    Enlisted, age 20, August 12, 1861 at Camp Butler; surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia. on April 9,1865 with the Army of Northern Virginia. The 14th was one of the first SC units to come under fire after the fall of Fort Sumter, when shelled by Federal gunboats near Pocatalico, Jan. l, 1862. They were also involved in the actions around Port Royal, participated in the Expedition to the May River, and Operations near Bluffton, SC around this same time. Ordered to Virginia in April 1862, the 14th was assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade, part of A.P. Hill's Division, Longstreet's Command, Army of Northern Virginia. It is surmised that Monk was present at the Seven Days, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, 1st Cold Harbor, Chickahominy, 2nd Manassas Chantilly, and probably was active in the Maryland Campaign during September, 1862; his record indicates he was "sick at hospital" October - 20 November, 1862. Monk's record shows him present January - April 1863, absent "at hospital" May and June; although his Regiment was at Chancellorsville, indications are not clear if he was present at this engagement. He is listed as being admitted to the General Hospital, Howard's Grove in Richmond, June 3,1863 with Typhoid Fever, and furloughed thirty days. The balance of 1863 found him away from the army, and the record indicates he was on furlough at the time of Gettysburg. Monk was in and out of the hospital throughout 1864, and was not with the army January and February of that year. The record is not clear if he served with his Regiment at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania, but he is indicated as being admitted to General Hospital No. 11 at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 15,1864; he was in General Hospital No.9 at Richmond, admitted July 29th, and carried as absent in the August Muster Rolls of Company B; listed as present November and December of 1864. The only listing for 1865 is the surrender at Appomattox Court House, and James and his brother Martin are listed in the Rolls of Surrender. Company B surrendered one Captain, one 1st Lieutenant, one Sergeant and twenty-three privates at Appomattox. James served the Confederacy along with his brothers, William, Martin, and Josiah, and is the direct ancestor of the families of John S. Rogers, (Jr. and Sr.). Monk is buried at Richland Springs Cemetery, Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina. Wallace Rodgers spoke to Mrs. Julia Dubose, daughter of Monk, and she stated that Ellen Johnson Rodgers, his first wife is buried on his right, and that Elizabeth Rambo Rodgers, his second wife, is buried on his left; there markers have been lost to the times; she also stated there were twenty-one child born to Monk, and that he died in a veterans home in Columbia. This fact has been proven out by locating his ‘Inmates Record’ from the State Archives in Columbia. His Pension Application (#10446) is in our files as well as the ‘Application for Admission to the Home for Confederate Veterans at Columbia, S.C’ dated October 18, 1923. According to the ‘record’ he was admitted on November 12, 1923 and died there March 2, 1925 of a stroke. Numerous listings of Monk’s service are noted after the war have been found and filed from The Edward Croft Chapter, UDC, Saluda; The Lucinda Horne Chapter UDC, Saluda; The Mary Ann Buie Chapter, UDC, Johnston and Record of Camp James Mitchell, Confederate Veterans, 1911. many of these listings appear to use the ‘Chapman History’ as the basis for their rolls. Monk's friend Lewis C. Goff, Co. D, 19th SC Infantry, is also buried near Monk at Richland Springs Cemetery. Sources 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

    We have three pension related documents from the SC State Archives in file For Grandaddy Monk:
    1. A application for pension dated October 9, 1919
    2. Application for admission to the Confederates Veterans home at Columbia, SC dated October 18, 1923
    3. ‘Inmate’s Record’ from the Home for Confederate Veterans, Columbia, SC

    Data from the pension application, October 9, 1919:
    • Income from all sources was stated not to exceed $400
    • Valuation of all property not to exceed $1,300, all noted as under mortgage
    • Date of Birth given as October 7, 1840
    • Residing at Ward, Rt.2 in Saluda County, SC
    • Condition of present health: ‘no wounds, health bad, unable to get out of bed without any help’
    • Brothers William A. and Martin Rodgers attested to the veracity of the stated facts. Both signed with an ‘X’ and the document is signed a Probate Judge
    • The pension was allowed and is signed by three members of the County Pension Board.

    Data from the ‘Form of Application for Admission to the Home for Confederate Veterans at Columbia, S.C.:
    • The Board of Commissioners (nine members) are
    • Officers of the Home (two) are listed in a typed format
    • When & where James enlisted, regiment and place of discharge are noted. ‘Discharged at Appomattox C.H. Va, surrender of General Lee’ written in and signed with an ‘O.K. – A.S. Salley, Jr.’
    • Age given at 84 years
    • Height – ‘5 ft +4 in’
    • Occupation – ‘Farmer’
    • Nearest relative: ‘Mrs. Mollie Rodgers of Ward, S.C., R.F.D. #2’
    • Signed October 18, 1923; witnessed/signed by Judge of Probate, Saluda Co., S.C.
    • James was recommended for admission; the application was signed/notarized by three members of the board and dated October 20, 1923

    Data from the Inmate’s Record:
    • Date of Birth: ‘Nov 7, 1840’
    • Age: 84
    • Father’s Name: James Rodgers
    • Birthplace of father: Edgefield Co
    • Regiment of CSA service listed as enlisted 1861, Co. B, 14th Reg – McGowans
    • No wounds in service
    • Name of nearest relative given as ‘J.S. Rogers (son) Wards; also Eddie Wright of Wards listed – telephone-11; telegraph office 1
    • Admitted to home Nov 12th, 1923
    • From Saluda County
    • Died in Home March 2nd, 1925 Cause listed as ‘stroke Paralysis’ signed by Geo K. Nelson, MD

    * This is the only identified date of birth listing we have for James A. Rodgers. All others are referenced simply as 1839

    Rodgers, John Allen - 1843
    Private, Company H, 14th South Carolina Infantry (McGowan's Brigade)
    Enlisted, age 18, August 16,1861 at Camp Butler into Captain Edward Croft's Company (Ryan Guards), 14th South Carolina Infantry; John traveled seven miles to enlist. The Regiment stayed in South Carolina until early 1862, and was involved in several incidents around the coastal areas including the skirmish at Chisolm Island (December 17 '62); action at Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw River (January 1, '62); expedition to the May River and operations near Bluffton (March 19-24, '62); the Regiment was sent to the Army of Northern Virginia, and assigned to the Second Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, Longstreet's Command as of July 1, 1862. John was admitted to General Hospital #8 (Saint Charles Hospital), Richmond, VA, at some point after the Company Muster Roll of February 28,1862, and was returned to duty June 24 of that year. It is not clear if he joined his Regiment in time for the Seven Days Battles, but he probably was engaged at Mechanicsville (June 26, '62); Gaines Mill and Cold Harbor (June 27, '62); the second Manassas Campaign (August 16-September 2, '62), including Groveton and Chantilly; the Maryland Campaign (September 6-22, '62); Sharpsburg (Antietam, September 16-17, '62); operations in Loudon, Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties (October 26-November 10, '62); the battle of Fredericksburg (December 12-15, '62); he went with his Regiment to Chancellorsville, at this time attached to McGowan’s Brigade, Hill's Division, Second Corps, and was wounded May 3,1863 during this battle. His record indicates, "Gunshot wound of right arm", and he was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #5 in Richmond, May 6,1863. He was furloughed for 60 days, June 27, '63 to recover; the Company Muster Rolls for July/August '63 list him as absent on wounded furlough; September/October as absent without leave; November/ December as absent in Hospital. 1864 found John still recovering from his wounding, and he was absent through July 30, when he was furloughed another 30 days, and his destination noted as "Frog Level, SC"; upon his return he was detailed as a nurse at Jackson Hospital in Richmond. There is no account of his arm being amputated, but it appears the Medical Examination Board felt he was unfit for further duty in the field. His record ends in December, 1864, where he was continuing his duties as a nurse at Jackson Hospital, and it is supposed he ended his service upon the surrender of Richmond. John was the uncle of Granddaddys' Monk and Bill Rodgers. Sources 1,2,3,6,7

    Rodgers, John Lemuel - 1847 -1922
    Private, Company D, 6th Battalion South Carolina Infantry (State Reserve)
    John is listed in the ‘Lucinda Home Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy’, Saluda, South Carolina in the Muster Roll of this unit along with Hilary and Tilman Rodgers. The National Archives responded with a "no file found" return, and it appears this unit was not placed in regular service until later in the war. It is interesting to note that Captain Ira Cromley is also listed, as he appears as recruiting a company for the 19th SC Infantry in late 1861, early 1862, that became Company D of that Regiment. The Sixth Battalion State Reserves is listed in the volume, "Confederate Research Sources", by James C. Neagles as being a ninety day Battalion, 1862-1863. John is listed in the 1860 Census at age 13, and was the brother of Malachi and Frank Rodgers. It is known he moved to Lumber City, Telfair County, Georgia, after the war, died in 1922, and is buried there. Sources 2,3,5,7

    Rodgers, Josiah - 1835 - Died of illness during the war, ca. 1862
    Private, Company D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Enlisted as a Private, December 5,1861, Captain Ira Cromley's Company, 19th South Carolina Infantry; this unit became Company D. The Regiment was assigned to the Second Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, February 15, 1862, and Josiah is listed as present, December 28, '61-March 1, '62; The 19th was ordered to the western theatre, April 28,'62, Fourth Brigade, Withers' Division, Second Corps, Army of Mississippi, but Josiah is listed as "at home sick" for March and April of '62; "absent", during May, June, July and until August 5, 1862, when he again reported for duty. July and August '62, listed him present, "at Division Hospital", and "sick, absent", for October and November 1862. The last card listing in his file has Josiah indicated on a "consolidated report of deserters from the reserve corps, Army of Mississippi, Brig. Gen. Withers commanding". Report dated near Tupelo, Mississippi, June 28, 1862; date and place of desertion not listed, remarks, "resides in Edgefield District, South Carolina". The nature of his complaint or illness is not indicated by file, and it is known through documentation that Josiah died of illness during the war, although we have no knowledge of when or where, except probably in Mississippi in 1862 due to his file. The South Carolina 'Roll of the Dead' indicates he died in 1863 at Chattanooga, Tennessee and is sourced to Chapman's 'History of Edgefield County'. Note the 'Roll' has him listed as 'Josiah Rodgen' with the appropriate regimetal information. His death may account for the desertion report, and there is no record of Josiah ever returning to Edgefield District. Josiah was the Brother of Monk and Bill Rodgers. He was married to Sally Johnson, and they had a son, Joseph P. Rodgers; after the war Sally was remarried to Leonard Story, and they had children also. Josiah is listed in the 1860 census at age 25. Sources 1,2,3,5,6,7

    Rodgers, Martin - October 8, 1845 – May 19, 1924
    Private, Company K, 14th South Carolina Infantry
    Enlisted at age 19, at Columbia, SC on September 15,1864, at Columbia, SC,- April 9,1865, surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia with the Army of Northern Virginia. Martin along with his brother James appear in the surrender rolls. Dates of service indicate Martin was engaged in several battles including Laurel Hill (September 28-30, '64); Hatcher's Run (October 27, '64); assault and capture of the Petersburg lines, and Appomattox Court House (Clover Hill, April 9, 1865), where the Regiment was surrendered. Company K had one 2nd Lieutenant, one Sergeant, one Corporal and fourteen Privates remaining at the surrender. He is noted as ‘discharged at Appomattox in the ‘Chapman History’ and stated as having a slight wound to his left hand. After the war he appears in the rolls of Mary Ann Buie Chapter, UDC, Saluda, the Lucinda Horne Chapter, UDC, Saluda. Martin applied for a Confederate Pension (#10447) on October 7, 1919 and this document in file indicates James A. Rodgers as a witness. He was admitted to the Confederate Veterans Home of Columbia, SC on October 29, 1922 and died there on May 19, 1024 at 9:30 AM. Martin is buried with his wife Emeline Matthews Rodgers at Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina. Martin appears in the 1860 census at age 15. Sources 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

    Details from Martin's "Inmate Record" from the Confederate Veterans Home in Columbia, South Carolina, where he died.
    I found this document in the only known copy of the Veterans Home Inmate Records in the State Archives. Very few Confederate pensions were issued or had documentation that survived through current times. I found documents for Martin, and my direct ancestors, Bill and James, his brothers.
    Martin Rodgers – Saluda County
    Born: October 8, 1845; Aged 77 years (in1922)
    Father: James Rodgers
    Birthplace: Saluda County
    Maiden Name of Mother: Fannie Duncan
    Birthplace of Mother: Saluda County
    Entered Confederate Service: August 1861, Hamburg, SC (this date doesn’t agree with the Compiled Service Record) Company B, 14th SC Infantry
    Wounded? Answers No
    Closest Relative: Baily Rodgers Wards, RFD #2, Telephone #113
    Admitted in Home: October 29, 1922
    Died in Home: May 19, 1924 at 9:30 AM
    Provides some information about Martin’s condition; states he died of “Arterio Sclevios”

    Rodgers, Tilman - 1822
    Private, Company D, 6th Battalion South Carolina Infantry (State Reserve)
    Tilman is listed in the "Lucinda Home Chapter, UDC, Saluda, South Carolina volume, in the Muster Roll of this unit along with Lemuel and Hilary Rodgers. He is also listed in the roles as buried at Richland, SC, by the same Chapter. The Sixth Battalion State Reserves is listed in the book, "Confederate Research Sources", by James C. Neagles, as being a ninety day Battalion, 1862-1863. Research conducted on the State level will be required for more information on his service to the Confederacy as the National Archives could not locate a Compiled Service Record. Tilman is listed in the 1860 Census at age 38. Sources 1,2,3,5

    Rodgers, William Anderson (Granddaddy Bill) - January 6,1834 - August 27,1925*
    Private, Company B, Hampton Legion
    Enlisted April 1, 1863 at Columbia, SC, by Colonel Preston, for three years. His enlistment was in Company B, Infantry, Hampton Legion South Carolina Volunteers; as several Companies of the Legion Cavalry had been used to help fill out the ranks of the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry in the late summer of 1862, the members of those Companies requested permission to reorganize under their original designation. In March, 1864, the Infantry Companies of Hampton's Legion were mounted to form the rebirth of the Hampton South Carolina Cavalry Legion, although technically no longer a legion, they kept that designation. William was involved as one of the infantry, converted to the mounted unit; May 30,1864 found the Cavalry assigned to Gary's Brigade, (Brigadier Martin Witherspoon Gary, of South Carolina), Department of Richmond, and were actively engaged against Grant's spring campaign; the operations on the Pamunkey River (May 26-28, '64); operations on the line of the Totopotomoy River; battles about Cold Harbor (June 1-7, '64); engagements, Totopotomoy, Gaine's Mill, Salem Church and Haw's Shop (June 2,'64); operations against Sheridan's Trevillian Raid (June 7-24, '64); actions at Newark, White Oak Swamp, Tunstall Station, Samaria Church, all in June; siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond (July-April 2, '65); actions at Warwick Swamp, Lee's Mills and Ream's Station (July 12, '64); battles of Poplar Springs Church, Peoples Farm, Pegram's Farm, Chappel House, and Laurel Hill (September 29-October 2, '64); William was on "horse furlough" for a time according to the September / October Company Muster Roll, but as the dates are not called out it is unclear as to which actions he may have participated in; Fair Oaks and Darbeytown Road (near Richmond, October 27-28, '64); operations against Warren's Raid to Hicksford (December 7-12,'64); the Appomattox' Campaign commenced March 28-April 9, '65, and the Cavalry was involved in many actions after the forcing of the Petersburg lines including, action at Namozine Church, Beaver Pond Creek, Amelia Court House, Amelia Springs, Pane's Cross Roads, High Bridge, Farmville, Clover Hill (Appomattox Court House), the day of the surrender. The Hampton SC Cavalry Legion is listed as one of the few units unable to avoid capture, and Company B is listed as surrendering, one Captain, one 2nd Lieutenant, one Sergeant, two Corporals, and twenty-one Privates; Bill's record indicates surrender at Augusta, Georgia, May 23,1865, so there is some confusion about his actions around this time; (it is known General Gary avoided capture or surrender, and joined President Davis at Greensboro, and escorted him to Cokesbury, SC, where one of the last cabinet meetings of the Confederate Government took place; Davis was captured at Irwinsville, Georgia, on May 10,1865); William's name does not appear in the Appomattox Surrender Rolls (volume XV, SHSP), although on his Application for Pension (#10449), October 29, 1919, he stated he was surrendered at Appomattox. After his death, his widow, Mary Rodgers, petitioned the State for continuance of his pension (application #10448) on August 27, 1925. Her birth date is noted as January 6, 1844 and her age as 81 at the time of application; Mary signed with an X – ‘her mark’ so was most likely illiterate. This is interesting as it’s the only application by a widow in the group of Rodgers’ veterans researched. Granddaddy Bill is buried with Mary, at Saint William's Catholic Church Cemetery, Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina. He served the Confederacy along with his brothers, James, Martin and Josiah. Sources 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

    *Birth and death dates excerpted from Bill's Certificate of Death, South Carolina Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health; File Number 14432

    Data from Granddaddy Bill's pension application, October 29, 1919:
    • Enlistment information provided; this agrees with records
    • Income from all sources was stated not to exceed $100
    • Valuation of all property not to exceed $100
    • Date of Birth given as January 6, 1827
    • Residing at Ward, Rt.2 in Saluda County, SC
    • Condition of present health: ‘no wounds, health very bad, entirely blind, helpless’
    • W.T. Walton and F.M. Warren attested to the veracity of the stated facts.

    Note: There is no follow up on the pension application or Inmate’s Record for Bill but he must have received one as Mary followed up in August 1925, four days after his death.

    Salter, W.A. - Killed September 5,1862
    W.A. was married to Harriet Webb, and her grave marker indicates information on both of them; she is buried along with other Webb family members at Richland Springs Cemetery, near Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina; W.A. was the brother in law to Stanmore Johnson and Luke Rodgers and the three married Webb sisters; Stanmore was killed in the war also; his Complied Service Record from the National Archives was not located. Sources 2,3,4

    Salter, John C. - 1833 - November 30,1864
    Private, Company D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Enlisted December 5, 1861 at Edgefield District by Captain Ira Cromley. The History of Edgefield County" lists John as "age 31, killed in battle. Franklin, TN". However, his Compiled Service Record indicates he died at Munfordsville, Kentucky on September 15 or 22, 1862; one affidavit indicates ‘died on the march’ on September 22, 1862. Many documents in his file pertain to his widow, Francis E. Salter, trying to collect monies due from his service. This record is particularly difficult to read as the copies are nearly illegible. The Salter family has a letter John wrote to WLR Salter in February 13, 1862, a photocopy is in our files. John, Gideon and William were brothers, and the sons of Telitha Rodgers Salter; her husband's name has not been identified as of yet, and he must have died before the 1850 census; Telitha, (1810-1860), was the sister of "old" William Rodgers, and the Aunt of Bill and Monk; John is listed in the 'Chapman History'. Sources 1,3,6,7

    Salter, Lawrence Gideon 1836 - April 19, 1915
    Private, Company D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Enlisted December 5, 1861 for 12 months along with John C. Salter noted above, his brother. In a Company Muster Roll, noted as being dated November 20, 1862, he is indicated as ‘discharged at Tupelo, Miss. July 2, 1862 no reason given. In a Register to Discharged soldiers his discharge date is given as July 3, 1862 by J.H. Jones. He also has a Register dated Jan. 10, 1865 from St. Mary’s Hospital, West Point, Mississippi, noting he was admitted. Further research may or may not clear this matter up so we can ascertain exactly what went on. He is noted in the "History of Edgefield County" as "L. Gideon Salter, age 24", under the privates of that Regiment; he married Phoebe Elizabeth Watkins, (June 6,1840-November 1,1903), and lived in Edgefield/Saluda County the rest of his life; Gideon was the brother of John and William listed, and the son of Telitha; Gideon and Phoebe are buried at Spann Methodist Church Cemetery, Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina. Sources 1,3,4,6,7

    Salter, William R. 1835 - November 30, 1864
    Private, Company K, 2nd South Carolina Artillery; Company D, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    Killed at battle of Franklin, Tennessee; William was the son of Telitha Rodgers Salter, (1810 - 1860 ), and brother to John and Gideon listed above; he is listed in the "History of Edgefield County" as "age 29, killed in battle at Franklin, TN"; enlisted into Company K, 2nd SC Artillery, March 16, 1863 at Edgefield District, was assigned to Fort Lamar, (scene of the battle of Secessionville, June 1862, and transferred to Fort Johnson which defended the inner harbor of Charleston shortly after); requested and received a transfer to Co. D, 19th SC Infantry to serve with his brothers, John C. and L. Gideon Salter/ and was serving as a private in Company D/ 19th SC Infantry/ at the time of his death; Wallace Rodgers provided information on these brothers from the Salter family records and several letters are in our files; one dated February 13/1862 at Camp Wappoo (which is before his given date of enlistment), to his brother and sister at home; Camp Wappoo was located at the Wappoo Bridge, over the Wappoo Creek above James Island; the second to his, "Dear little daughter Jane", date unclear, but could be June the 28,1863. Sources 1,3,6,7

    Temple, Seaborn March 28, 1821 - January 3, 1906
    Private, Company K, 5th Regiment State Reserve
    Enlisted November 10, 1862, the 5th was a 90 Day Regiment, 1862-1863; it is not clear if Seaborn served with this unit although he was enlisted per the Archives record, and further research is required to find out where he may have served; family history indicates he was active when Sherman marched into the Carolina's, so it is suspected he served with another unit. Seaborn was the husband of Rebecca Ann Rodgers, who was the aunt of Granddaddies' Bill and Monk. Both are buried in Saluda County, South Carolina, and Seaborn's Grave indicates Confederate service. Sources 1,2,3,4

    Turner, James P. - 1837 – March 10, 1916
    Private, Company A, 19th South Carolina Infantry
    I have this Compiled Service Record and had not summarized it yet. James was the second husband of Caroline Rodgers, sister to James, Bill, Josiah and Martin. 'Chapman's History' (my source 6) has his Confederate Service documented. James is buried at Spann Church Cememtery, Ward, Saluda County, South Carolina. Sources 1,2,3,4,6

    Source Index:
    1. National Archives Records
    2. Census Information
    3. Family History and Archives
    4. Headstone, Burial Information
    5. United Daughters of the Confederacy Information
    6. ‘History of Edgefield County’ by John A, Chapman
    7. Other documented Sources from our files

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