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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 11/09/1842 Danvers, Massachusetts. d. 19/02/1908 ?

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1879 White River Agency, Colorado.

 

Dodge joined the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry in October 1861, and reached the rank of corporal by late 1863. In December 1863, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the 2nd USCT Cavalry Regiment. In July 1865, he was promoted to captain.

 

After the war, Dodge was transferred to the 9th Cavalry Regiment as a first lieutenant. He regained his wartime rank in July 1867, and served in the White River War. He was promoted to major in 1880, and served as an army paymaster in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. He eventually became Paymaster General of the United States Army in January 1904, and was retired in September 1906.

 

During the two years following his retirement, he served as Director of the American Surety and Trust Company.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

With a force of 40 men rode all night to the relief of a command that had been defeated and was besieged by an overwhelming force of Indians, reached the field at daylight, joined in the action and fought for 3 days.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 3, Grave 1874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Safford Dodge

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