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John R. BOGARD

Male 1821 - 1864  (~ 42 years)


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  • Name John R. BOGARD 
    Born Sep 1821  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2, 3
    Military From 23 Aug 1862 to 5 Sep 1864  [4, 5, 6
    Cpl, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (POW) 
    • John R. Bogard was captured by rebels at Greenland Gap, Hampshire/Hardy Co., W. Va., on April 25, 1863. He was part of a prisoners exchange at Harrisburg, Pa., July 28, 1863, and sent back to his regiment. But he later straggled and was recaptured at Cloyds Mountain, Virginia, on May 9, 1864. He died of scorbutus (scurvy) as a prisoner at the Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia, on Sept. 5, 1864, and is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery.


      From "Civil War Remembrances of Jesse Tyler Sturm, 14th West Virginia Infantry":

      "To this end [to assess Gen. William "Grumble" Jones's advance through Greenland Gap. April 25, 1863] he sent Captain [Jacob] Smith of Company A of my regiment to Greenland Gap about 14 miles away to take possession and hold the enemy in check as long as possible and send in information. For this purpose he sent two mounted couriers along with Captain Smith's company. This company was made up in Calhoun [sic; should be Doddridge] County, West Virginia, heavily timbered country that abounded in wild game, both large and small. They were hunters, crack shots and full of courage. ...

      "There was a man in Smith's company, John Bogard by name, who was noted for his courage and impulsive disposition. John was the first man to emerge from the smoke and fire to surrender. As he reached the door, gasping for breath, he was met by a rebel soldier who addressed him thus, "Give me that gun you blank blank son of a blank," when Bogard said, "Well, take it, blank blank you," and threw the gun with all his might into the rebel face, killing him instantly. The act was seen by no one on account of the smoke. When General Jones went to receive the surrender he refused to receive them as prisoners unless Captain Smith produced the identical man that had killed his soldier after the surrender. This Captain Smith could not do, and Bogard would not give himself away, and as most of the guns were thrown back into the fire the man could not be identified by the gun lying in the churchyard. An unforeseen circumstance came to their relief, however. Jones had been foiled in his attempt to surprise Mulligan and would not dare to attack him. Therefore he had to change his plan. He was now compelled to move rapidly if he succeeded at all, and he, being Cavalry, could not move his infantry prisoners with his command, and he had no men to spare to take them a long distance to the rear and was thus compelled to parole them. Thus Bogard escaped a very close call."
    Died 5 Sep 1864  Andersonville Prison, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cause: scurvy 
    • While some records have a death date of Sep 4 1864, most of John R. Bogard's military records indicate that he died on Sep 5 1864.
    Buried Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon Co, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • John R. Bogard Biography

      John R. Bogart (age 29, B-Va.) is listed on the 1850 Doddridge County, (W.) Va., census with his wife, Eliza (age 31, B-Va.), and kids: Emli J.-7, Mary Ellen-6, Phebe E.-3, & Hester A.-10/12 #302-286 Enumerated 8/12/1850 Occupation - Farmer (020 13th District)

      John R. Bogard (age 39, B-Va., Farmer) is listed on the 1860 Doddridge County, (P.O. West Union), (W.) Va., census with his wife <<==== daughter , Emily (age 18, B-Va.), and family: Mary E.-16, Prissila-26 (his sister), Phebe-14, H. A.-11 (F), Priscilla-7, Sarah-2, Flumoy-4 (M) (all kids B-VA) #817-818

      John R. served in the Civil War (Company A, 14 th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry). He enrolled at West Union, (W.) Va., on Aug. 14, 1862, for a 3 year term, and was mustered into service as a Private at Wheeling, (W.) Va., on Aug. 23, 1862. He was later Corporal in this Company and was commanded by Capt. Smith/Col. Johnson. He was captured by rebels at Greenland Gap, Hampshire/Hardy Co., W. Va., on April 25, 1863. Prisoners exchanged at Harrisburg, Pa., July 28, 1863, and sent back to his regiment. He straggled and was recaptured at Cloyd Mountain, Virginia, on May 9, 1864. He died as a prisoner at the Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia, on Sept. 5, 1864, from scorbutus (scurvy), and he is buried in the Andersonville National Cemetery (Grave # 7909) in Andersonville, Georgia) (Pension # 121,775)

      After John's death, Jesse J. Bogard was appointed guardian of Phebe E. Bogard & Hester A. Bogard, children and heir at law of John R. Bogard, decd, who are over the age of 14; and Priscilla E. Bogard & Sarah E. Bogard, infant children and heirs at law of the said John R. Bogard, decd, and are under the age of 14 years, Together with Levi S. Shinn, his security; dated Feb. 2, 1866. After Jesse J. Bogard's death 11/1868, William S. Jones was appointed guardian for Priscilla E. & Sarah E. Bogard, infant children and heirs at law of John R. Bogard, decd., on June 9, 1870. (Civil War pension records)

      Created by MWBarrett44 24 Feb 2010
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    Person ID I33560  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 19 May 2016 

    Father Abraham BOGARD,   b. 1795, Fayette Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Esther JONES,   b. 1799,   d. 1859  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1817  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza SHINN,   b. 1819,   d. 11 Jun 1858  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1841  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 12 1850:
      John R. Bogart, 29, farmer, value of real estate $1200; Eliza, 31; Emli J, 7; Mary Ellen, 6; Phebe E, 3; Hester A, 10 months.
      The next enumerated houshold was that of John Bogard's mother, identified as Ester Taylor, and five of his siblings.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on
      Jno. R. Bogard, 39, farmer, value of real estate $1500, value of personal estate $100; Emily J, 18; Mary, 16; Prissilla, 26; Phebe, 14; H. A. (female), 11; Perscilla, 7; Sarah, 2; Flornog (male), 4. [11, 12]
    Children 
     1. Emily Jane BOGARD,   b. 7 Jun 1842, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1924, McClellan District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Mary Ellen BOGARD,   b. 28 Feb 1844,   d. 18 Feb 1910, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Phebe E. BOGARD,   b. 26 Mar 1846, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1878, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     4. Hester A. BOGARD,   b. 1849,   d. Bef 1878  (Age 28 years)
     5. Priscilla Emma BOGARD,   b. 24 Sep 1853, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1908, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     6. John R. BOGARD,   b. 18 Apr 1856, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1856, Arnolds Creek (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Sarah Emmaline BOGARD,   b. 2 May 1858, Central Station, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1920, Parkersburg, Wood Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Family ID F13150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: scurvy - 5 Sep 1864 - Andersonville Prison, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon Co, GA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1907] One World Tree, (www.ancestry.com).

    2. [S1890] 1860 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    3. [S941] 1850 Census, Doddridge County, (W)VA.

    4. [S1978] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator, (www.ancestry.com).

    5. [S2588] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    6. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    7. [S37] Historical Military Records, (www.fold3.com).

    8. [S1711] Civil War Service Records, ().

    9. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    10. [S2567] West Virginia Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    11. [S1583] Marriage record of daughter.

    12. [S1590] Death record of daughter.