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ROGERS, Horatio, lawyer, born in Providence, Rhode Island, 18 May, 1836. His grandfather, John Rogers, and two of his great-uncles, were officers in the Revolution. The grandson was graduated at Brown in 1855, admitted to the bar, served with great credit during the civil war, and was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers, 13 March, 1865. Gem Rogers has served for several years as attorney-general of Rhode Island. He is a prolific newspaper and magazine writer, and has delivered several orations on public occasions, the most notable being at the unveiling of the equestrian statue of General Burnside in Providence, Rhode Island, 4 July, 1887. He also published "The Private Libraries of Providence" (Providence, 1878), and annotated and published the "Journal of Lieutenant James M. Hadden, Chief of the English Artillery during the Burgoyne Campaign" (Albany, 1884), the prefatory chapter and the notes to which work are characterized by great research.
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