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Francis Safford Dodge
Birth: Sep. 11, 1842
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 29, 1908
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Indian Wars as Captain and commander of Troop D, 9th United States Regular Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near White River Agency, Colorado on September 29, 1879. His citation reads “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”. His Medal was issued on April 2, 1898. After the onset of the Civil War, he enlisted as a Corporal in the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on October 9, 1861. He served with his unit in operations in North Carolina and southern Virginia until December 1863, when he accepted a commission of 1st Lieutenant in Company E, 2nd United States Colored Cavalry. Promoted to Captain, he served with his new unit until the end of the war, and remained in the Regular Army, being assigned to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th United States Cavalry. He was promoted up to Brigadier General during his long service, and was retired in 1906. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Francis Dodge (1817 - 1906)
  Rebecca Appleton Brown Dodge (1821 - 1857)
  Mary Hunt Weston Dodge (1847 - 1931)*
  Francis Safford Dodge (1842 - 1908)
  Mary Appleton Dodge (1847 - 1849)*
  Eben Dodge (1849 - 1907)*
  Joseph Brown Dodge (1851 - 1912)*
  Elizabeth Brown Dodge (1853 - 1856)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 1874
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Record added: May 17, 1998
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