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b. 31/12/1844 Gait, Ontario, Canada. d. 14/09/1903 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/07/1864 Petersburg, Virginia.

 

Dodd was born in Galt in Ontario, Canada on 31 December 1844. He enlisted into an independent company within the Michigan infantry called the Stanton Guards on 4 May 1862. After mustering out of this company on 25 September 1862, he reenlisted into the 27th Volunteer Infantry on 25 February 1863. It was while serving in this capacity that he performed the act of gallantry on 30 July 1864, during the Battle of the Crater, that would earned him the medal of honor. He mustered out of the army on 26 July 1865 and eventually returned to Canada.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

While acting as orderly, voluntarily assisted to carry off the wounded from the ground in front of the crater while exposed to a heavy fire.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: HILLSIDE CEMETERY, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MANITOBA, CANADA.

Section 228, Plot 18, Grave 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Fulton Dodd

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