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Civil War Soldiers - Rodman

Rodman, Isaac P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born at South Kingston, R. I., Aug. 28, 1822. He received a common school education, was trained in business, became a manufacturer of woolen goods in partnership with his father, and was for a time colonel of militia. In 1861 he resigned his seat in the state senate, raised a company, and as a captain in the 2nd R. I. infantry took part at Bull Run. For gallantry in that action he was advanced to a lieutenant-colonelcy, and assigned to the 4th R. I. regiment, Oct. 5, 1861, and soon after to the colonelcy. As colonel of this regiment he was engaged in the capture of Roanoke island, Feb. 8, 1862, and of New Berne, March 14, where he took the enemy's works by assault; for this service, and others at Beaufort and Fort Macon, he was made brigadier- general of volunteers, his commission dating from April 28. He had command of a division at South mountain and Antietam; and in the latter battle received a mortal wound while leading the charge by which the stone bridge was carried, and he died near Hagerstown, Md., Sept. 29, 1862.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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