Log In

Charles Custis Rogers Edit Profile

Naval officer

Charles Custis Rogers, American naval officer. Awarded medal for action off Santiago de Cuba; clasp for action off Manzanillo, Cuba; medal for Spanish-American War.

Background

Rogers, Charles Custis was born on May 11, 1856 in Smyth Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Charles G. and Mary W. (Campbell) Rogers.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1876.

Career

Promoted ensign, April 26, 1878. Advanced through grades to captain, October 25, 1908. Executive officer of Sesolute during Spanish-American War.

Commandant Naval Station, Guantanamo, Cuba, 1904-1906. Hydrographer, Navy Department, 1906-1908. Commanded Milwaukee, 1908-1909.

Commanded Washington, 1909-1910. Navy Yard, Norfolk, 1910-1911. Commandant, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 1911-1914.

Retired on account of physical disability, with rank of rear admiral, April 27, 1914.

Connections

Married Alice Ashmore Walker, January 3, 1888.

father:
Charles G. Rogers

mother:
Mary W. (Campbell) Rogers

spouse:
Alice Ashmore Walker