RODGERS, J. W. (1843~1920) J. W. Rodgers, Confederate veteran, was born on March 18, 1843, in Mississippi. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederacy and was mustered into Company A of the 7th Mississippi Cavalry, which was also known as the 1st Partisan Rangers.
The 7th Cavalry was organized in the summer of 1862, and took part in operations in Northern Mississipppi, Kentucky, and Western Tennessee. It participated in the battles of Collierville and Oxford. The 7th Cavalry was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. Other than the above unit history, no other information is known about Rodgers' experiences during the War.
In 1872, Rodgers moved to Texas and eventually settled in Dallas. A widower, he moved to Austin on April 7, 1920, to live in the Confederate Men's Home. After living in the Home for only a month, he passed away on May 5, and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
Information taken from Confederate Home Roster, Civil War Soldier and Sailors website at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss, and Death Certificate # 18100.