Colonel Nicholas Rogers IV
DescriptionOil on canvas portrait painting of Colonel Nicholas Rogers IV (1753-1822) holding a terrier, ca. 1811 or 1822 by John Wesley Jarvis. Rogers was born in Baltimore and educated at the University of Glasgow. Early in the American Revolution, Rogers joined the continental army and served on the staff of General Du Coudray, and later, Aide-de-Camp of Baron De Kalb. He saw service at many battles, the hardships of winter at Valley Forge, and served with distinction through the end of the war. In later life he built "The Mansion House" on his Baltimore estate "Druid Hill". Today, his property forms the basis of Druid Hill Park. Rogers is buried in Old St. Paul's Cemetery in Baltimore.