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Brig. Gen. Issac P. Rodman




Born: August 18, 1822

South Kingstown, Rhode Island





Died: September 30, 1862

Sharpsburg, Maryland

Mortally Wounded at Antietam






Colonel: October 3, 1861

Brig. Gen: April 28, 1862

Raised a group of local residents for the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry regiment and was given the rank of Captain

July 21, 1861: Battle of Bull Run

October 3, 1861: Appointed Colonel by Rhode Island Governor William Sprague

February 8, 1862: Battle of Roanoke Island

March 14, 1862: Battle of New Berne

March 23 - April 26, 1862: Siege of Fort Macon

April 28, 1862: Promoted to Brigadier General

After the fall of Fort Macon, contracted typhoid fever and returned to South Kingstown

September 14, 1862: Battle of South Mountain

September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam - Mortally wounded when shot through the left lung.

September 30, 1862: Dies from wound in field hospital at Sharpsburg, Maryland

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1959. p 707

Warner, Ezra J. General in Blue Lives of the Union Commanders Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1967. p 409-410

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