About Horatio Rogers, Jr.
Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General.
Gettysburg -- 2nd Rhode Island Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade (Eustis), 3rd Division (Wheaton), VI Corps
He served during the Civil War first as Major of the 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, then as Colonel of the 11th Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry, then finally as Colonel and commander of the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry. After participating and witnessing the carnage at Gettysburg, he wrote, "Death seemed to be holding a carnival." He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war".
After the war he rose to prominence as a lawyer and jurist, serving as Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1864 to 1867 and from 1888 to 1889. From 1891 to 1903 he served as an Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. (bio by: Russ Dodge)