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James Webb Rogers


"Rogers, James Webb, clergyman and lawyer, was born at Hillsborough, N.C., July 11, 1822, received his education at Princeton, took orders in the Episcopal Church, and became rector of St. Paul's Paris, at Franklin, Tenn. During the Civil War he fought on the Confederate side, under General Leonidas Polk. Later he became a Catholic, but was denied admission to the priesthood because of his married state; and he afterward engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C."

[Edwin Anderson Alderman & Joel Chandler Harris (eds.), Library of Southern Literature 46-47 (New Orleans: Martin & Hoyt Co., 1910)(1907)(Vol. 15, Biographical Dictionary of Authors, Lucian Lamar Knight ed.)]


J. W. Rogers, Lafitte, by a soldier (Selma, Alabama: Cooper & Kimball, 1864)("Lafitte", or, The Greek Slave in Four Cantos, Boston: [s.n.], 1870)

__________, The Great Mug-Wump Canto I., Pan-Electric Sale of Government Property. To be followed by "Parthenon," "Congressional Whitewash," and "The Last of the Dog Carts" (Bladensburg, Maryland: Published by Puck & Bottom, 1886)

__________, Arlington, and Other Poems (Baltimore, 1887)

__________, Parthenon. 1st part, Spring (Baltimore: James Young, 1887)

__________, Washington Pillory [Washington, D.C.: s.n., 1880-1889?] (8 pgs.; satirical poem on James G. Blaine)


________________, Madame Surratt, a Drama in Five Acts (Washington, D.C.: T.J. Brashears, 1879)(New York: Reprinted, W. Abbatt, 1912)(Washington, D.C.: Press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 4th ed., 1926)

________________, The Great Mug-Wump: Canto I., Pan-electric Sale of Government Property. To be Followed by "Parthenon," "Congressional Whitewash," and "The last of the Dog Carts (Bladensburg, Maryland: Puck & Bottom, 1886)