Colonel Theophilus F. Rodenbough (USA)

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Theophilus Francis Rodenbough

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Rodenbough and Emily Rodenbough
Husband of Elinor Frances Rodenbough

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About Colonel Theophilus F. Rodenbough (USA)

Theophilus Francis Rodenbough (November 5, 1838 – December 19, 1912) was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and was a Union Army Officer during the American Civil War who received America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Gettysburg Campaign at the Battle of Trevilian Station.


During the American Civil War Rodenbough served in the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac , and he commanded the 2nd U.S. Cavalry during the Gettysburg Campaign. He received the Medal of Honor for his efforts in the June 11, 1864, Battle of Trevilian Station. Virginia.

He was retired in 1870 as a colonel. Afterwards, he was occupied as an author and as an employee of the Soldiers' Home in Washington, D.C., and in New York State.

He was the author of:

From Everglade to Cañon with the Second Dragoons (1875)

Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute (1885)

Uncle Sam's Medal of Honor (1886)

Sabre and Bayonet (1897)

Together with William L. Haskin he was the editor of The Army of the United States (1896)

Rodenbough is interred at Easton Cemetery in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and Organization:

Captain, 2d U.S. Cavalry.

Place and date:

At Trevlhan Station, Va., June 11, 1864.

Entered service at:


Born: November 5, 1838, Easton, Pa.

Date of issue:

September 21, 1893.


Handled the regiment with great skill and valor, was severely wounded

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Colonel Theophilus F. Rodenbough (USA)'s Timeline

November 5, 1838
December 19, 1912
Age 74