1876. No Binding. President Ulysses S. Grant signed Military Appointment of Alexander Rodgers to Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Regiment of Cavalry. Dated February 8th, 1876. Document is in excellent condition, beautifully framed in museum glass. Frame size measures 33"wide x 27"tall. Comes with Letter Of Authenticity from JSA. A beautiful presentation.
Alexander Rodgers went on to fight in the Battle of San Mateo - Dec. 8th, 1899. He fought against the Moros in the Philippines in 1909 earning the nickname "The Pig."
It was Colonel Alexander Rodgers of the 6th Cavalry who accomplished by taking advantage of religious prejudice what the bayonets and Krags had been unable to accomplish. Rodgers inaugurated a system of burying all dead juramentados in a common grave with the carcasses of slaughtered pigs. The Mohammedan religion forbids contact with pork; and this relatively simple device resulted in the withdrawal of juramentados to sections not containing a Rodgers.
Medal of Honor winner Colonel Frank West buried three pigs with three Muslim terrorists after the murder of an American officer. He appears to have done so with the approval of General Pershing. Some stories mention Colonel Alexander Rodgers of the 6th Cavalry becoming so celebrated for it that he was known to Moro Muslims as “The Pig”. One contemporary account does describe him burying a pig with the corpse of a Muslim terrorist who had murdered an American soldier.. Item #275