Samuel F. Rogers

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Samuel F. Rogers
US Navy Medal of Honor (1862 original).png
Medal of Honor recipient
Born 1834
Rawdon, Quebec
Died November 1, 1905(1905-11-01) (aged 70–71)
Cook County, Illinois
Place of burial Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Chicago
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1856–1883
Rank Quartermaster
Unit USS Colorado
Battles/wars American Civil War
Korean Expedition
Awards Medal of Honor

Samuel F. Rogers (1834 – November 1, 1905) was a United States Navy Quartermaster received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Korean Expedition. He was awarded the medal for his rescue of the mortally wounded Lieutenant Hugh McKee.

Rogers was born in Rawdon, Quebec in 1834 (his citation erroneously gives a different birthplace & date), as the son of Irish immigrants. He joined the US Navy in 1856, serving in the American Civil War and the Korean Expedition. He left the navy in 1883, and later worked as a lighthouse keeper.[1]

Rogers was buried at Forest Home Cemetery,[2] in Forest Park, Chicago.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Buffalo, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 169, 8 February 1872.


On board the U.S.S. Colorado during the attack and capture of the Korean forts, 11 June 1871. Fighting courageously at the side of Lt. McKee during this action, Rogers was wounded by the enemy.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Service profile
  2. ^ "Browse by City: Forest Park". Retrieved 2008-05-05.