John Gilbert Rogers Biographical File

Identifier: EBL-1228

  • Staff Only


  • 1860-1875

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John Gilbert Rogers was born in Dickson County, Tennessee in 1839 the son of Joel Rogers and Anne Mariah Williams Rogers. He enrolled in the Medical Department of the University of Nashville for the 1860 -1861 term. During the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 10, 1861, at Nashville, Tennessee and served in the 11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment and fought in battles including Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and the Atlanta campaign where he was wounded in July 1864. After the war, he married Indiana Cocke and resided near Clarksville, Tennessee in present day Cunningham. In 1874, he resumed his medical education, enrolling in the joint medical departments of the University of Nashville and Vanderbilt University. and graduated in 1875 which was the first graduating class at Vanderbilt University. He practiced medicine for over forty years in the Cunningham, Tennessee area and died in July 1917.


20.8 Megabytes (11 digital files of class and matriculation tickets issued to John Gilbert Rogers while he was enrolled as a student at the Univeristiy of Nashville in the sessions of 1860-61 and 1874-75.)

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Collection of material belonging to early Vanderbilt graduate and Middle Tennessee physician Dr. John Gilbert Rogers. File includes: brief biography prepared by his great-grandson; University of Nashville Medical Department class tickets 1860-1861;Vanderbilt University Medical Department class tickets 1874-1875; selected pages from the Vanderbilt University First Session 1875-1876 report listing 1875 graduates; selected pages from a 1910 list of the graduates of the Medical Department of the University of Nashville; picture of John Gilbert Rogers at the time of his service in the Confederate Army; picture of John Gilbert Rogers late in life; picture of John Gilbert Rogers and his family outside his home in Cunningham, Tennessee; photographic copy of Vanderbilt University diploma and photographic copy of University of Nashville diploma.

John Gilbert Rogers (1839-1917) biographical file
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Repository Details

Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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