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2nd/1st LT Joseph Rodgers
Jul 13th, 2012, 11:45am
Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any information concerning my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Rodgers, that was in the Philippine Scouts from ~1901-1906.  I've found one reference to him in one of the reports to congress, but that was it.  I should add that from the time he left Camp Poplar River in Montana to when he reached the Philippines (~8 years), he received a battlefield commission and hence was the 2nd LT and then 1st LT by the time he passed away.  

Here is the timeline that it seems he was going around to different areas, based on monthly muster reports:

Santiago, Cuba                               Dec 1899

Arrived Ft Wood, NY                       Jul 1901
Departed                                        Jul 1901

Arrived Ft Tillinghast, Philippines     Jul 1902
Departed                                       Oct 1902

Arrived Abulug, PH                        Jan 1903
Departed                                       Mar 1903

Arrived Luzon, PH                          Mar 1903
Departed                                       Jul 1903

Arrived Manila, PH                          Jul 1903
Departed                                       Aug 1903

Arrived Catanduanes, PH              Jun 1904
Departed                                     Dec 1904

Arrived Albay, PH                          Jan 1905
Departed                                     May 1905

Arrived  Samar, PH                      Apr 1906
Departed                                    Oct 1906

Remained on books at Mindanao/Samar from Oct 1906 to Mar 1908, listed as Absent

Departed Philippines (early)           16/17 Oct 1906

Arrived Presidio                             Jan 1907
Departed Presidio                          Apr 1907

Hot Springs Army General Hosp     Apr 1907
Departed                                      Aug 1907

Ft. Monroe, VA                             Oct 1907

Officially removed from duty from Philippine Scout muster lists - Mar 1908

Arrived Walter Reed Hospital, Washington DC - Mar 1908
Departed Walter Reed - Apr 1908

Arrived Washington Barracks, DC - May 1908 (I'm assuming for outprocessing)
Retires from US Army - 9 Jun 1908

Death - 13 Apr 1909

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thank you very much!

Chris McKee
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