Samuel F. Rogers
|Samuel F. Rogers|
Medal of Honor recipient
|Died||November 1, 1905
Cook County, Illinois
|Place of burial||Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Chicago|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1856–1883|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
|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.
Medal of Honor citation
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.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Samuel F. Rogers". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
- "Home of Heroes". Retrieved October 5, 2010.
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