The Atlanta Constitution,
20 November 1901
CAPTAIN B. A. ROGERS DEAD.
Was Hero of Civil and Spanish-American Wars.
Bennettsville, S. C., November 19 -
Captain B. A. Rogers, of this town, died today at half past 12 o'clock, of paralysis.
He was one of the most highly esteemed citizens in this section of the state. The
deceased was captain of company K, Eighth regiment, of the confederate service, and
was a brave and courageous soldier. He was conspicuous among the patriotic men of
Marlboro who inaugurated the movement in 1876 to redeem the county from republican
rule, and who carried it to a successful rule.
In 1878 Captain Rogers was elected sheriff of this county, which position he
held uninterruptedly for fourteen years.
He enlisted in the Spanish-American war, and was appointed captain of company M,
South Carolina regiment, and went with his command to Cuba. His health had
gradually declined since his last army service. He was 63 years of age.
He is survived by his widow and five children.