John Rodgers (1812-1882)
John Rodgers was a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. In 1862 he was given command of the "Galena;" he encountered fierce Confederate resistance at Drewry's Bluff and had to withdraw. Rodgers was then promoted to captain and assigned to one of the new monitors, the "Weehawken." The "Weehawken" conquered the "Atlanta," the strongest of the Confederate ironclads, in fifteen minutes. President Lincoln recommended Rodgers to Congress, which then promoted him to commodore. Rodgers was promoted to rear admiral in 1869.
- 1861 circa 5 years
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