Rogers Family Letters

Reece Rogers (b. in Tennessee ca. 1810) was a Dekalb County, Alabama farmer. At the time of the 1860 Federal Census, he and his wife, Mary (b. ca. 1812), resided on their farm with eight of their children. Three sons, John (b. ca. 1841), Jacob J. (b. ca. 1843), and James P. (b. ca. 1846), served in the Confederate Army. John and Jacob enlisted in Co. E, 12th Alabama Infantry on June 13, 1861. John Rogers eventually rose to the rank of Captain, was wounded at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, and died of his wounds on May 17, 1864. Jacob J. Rogers was wounded on Sept. 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam. He was also listed as absent wounded in the summer of 1863. Jacob overstayed a furlough home and was declared AWOL in February 1864. He returned to duty and survived the war. James Rogers served as a private in Co. K, 3rd Confederate Cavalry (Howard’s) and also survived the war.

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
11679 Rogers1 June 24, 1861 John Rogers William Rogers Lynchburg, VA Dekalb County, AL
11680 Rogers2 August 18, 1862 Jacob J. Rogers Reece Rogers Richmond County, VA Dekalb County, AL
11681 Rogers3 September 10, 1862 James P. Rogers Reece Rogers Bridgeport, AL Dekalb County, AL
11682 Rogers4 October 1, 1862 James P. Rogers Reece Rogers Albany, KY Dekalb County, AL
11684 Rogers5 October 24, 1862 James P. Rogers Serena Rogers , Reece Rogers , Mary Rogers Rhea County, TN Dekalb County, AL
11685 Rogers6 January 17, 1863 John Rogers Serena Rogers Guinea Station, VA Dekalb County, AL
11686 Rogers7 March 24, 1863 James P. Rogers Serena Rogers Dekalb County, AL
11687 Rogers8 May 4, 1863 John Rogers Reece Rogers Fredericksburg, VA Dekalb County, AL
11688 Rogers9 August 20, 1863 John Rogers Jacob J. Rogers Orange Court House, VA Dekalb County, AL
11689 Rogers10 March 2, 1864 James P. Rogers Reece Rogers Tunnel Hill, GA Dekalb County, AL
11690 Rogers11 April 17, 1864 John Rogers Serena Rogers Orange Court House, VA Dekalb County, AL

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