Theophilus Francis Rodenbough

Theophilus Francis Rodenbough

Infobox Military Person
name=Theophilus Francis Rodenbough
born= Birth date|1838|11|5
died= Death date and age|1912|12|19|1838|11|5


caption=
nickname=
placeofbirth=Easton, Pennsylvania
placeofdeath=Easton, Pennsylvania
allegiance= United States of America Union
branch= United States Army Union Army
serviceyears=
rank= Colonel
unit=2nd U.S. Cavalry
commands=
battles=American Civil War *Battle of Trevilian Station *Gettysburg Campaign *Battle of Opequon
awards=Medal of Honor
relations=
laterwork=

Theophilus Francis Rodenbough (Nov 5, 1838 – Dec 19, 1912) was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and was a Union Army Officer during the American Civil War who received America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Gettysburg Campaign at the Battle of Trevilian Station.

Biography

During the American Civil War "Rodenbough" served in the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac , and he commanded the 2nd U.S. Cavalry during the Gettysburg Campaign. He received the Medal of Honor for his efforts in the June 11, 1864, Battle of Trevilian Station. Virginia.cite web
title =Theophilus Francis Rodenbough, Medal of Honor recipient
work =Home of Heroes
publisher =
date =
url = http://www.homeofheroes.com/photos/1_civilwar/rodenbough_theophilus_bw2.html
]

He was retired in 1870 as a colonel. Afterwards, he was occupied as an author and as an employee of the Soldiers' Home in Washington, D.C., and in New York State.

He was the author of:
*"From Everglade to Cañon with the Second Dragoons" (1875)
*"Afghanistan and the Anglo-Russian Dispute" (1885)
*"The Army of the United States" (1896)
*"Sabre and Bayonet" (1897)

"Rodenbough" is interred at Easton Cemetery in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. [findagrave|5848653 Retrieved on 2007-11-08]

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and Organization::Captain, 2d U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: At Trevlhan Station, Va., 11 June 1864. Entered service at: Pennsylvania. Born: 5 November 1838, Easton, Pa. Date of issue: 21 September 1893.

Citation::Handled the regiment with great skill and valor, was severely wounded.cite web
publisher = AmericanCivilWar.com
title = "Civil War Medal of Honor Citations" (S-Z): Rodenbough, Theophilus F.
date =
url = http://americancivilwar.com/medal_of_honor7.html
accessdate = 2007-11-09
] cite web
publisher = army.mil
title = "Medal of Honor website” (M-Z): Rodenbough, Theophilus F.
date =
url = http://www.army.mil/cmh/html/moh/civwarmz.html
accessdate = 2007-11-09
]

ee also

*List of Medal of Honor recipients
*

Notes

External links

*gutenberg author|id=Theo._F._Rodenbough |name=Theophilus Francis Rodenbough

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