New York State Archives, NYSA_13775-83_Infantry_009_1323_Rodriguez_Joseph_C_p2
Civil War Muster Roll Abstract detailing the service of Joseph C. Rodriguez, ca. 1862.
What was this soldier’s rank?
When did he enlist? When did he leave the service?
In what year was he born? How old was he when he enlisted?
How long was he in the service?
Besides fighting, what other duties did this officer have?
Did this man serve in the army until the end of the war? How do you know?
What is an honorable discharge?
How much money did the state owe Captain Rodriguez? Why do you think he was owed money?
Research the 9th Regiment Infantry and find out what battles the unit fought in. How many casualties did this unit suffer during the Civil War? Make a Power Point presentation.
Research the history of Hispanic officers in the U.S. military.
Math: Research the 1865 New York State Census for your community. Look for the schedule entitled “Deaths of Officers and Enlisted Men.” Create a pie chart that indicates the causes of death of the men in the Civil War.
Art: Create a tombstone for Captain Rodriguez highlighting his service in the Civil War.
Whitney, J.H.E. The Hawkins Zouaves. BiblioLife, 2009.