Francis Safford Dodge

Francis Safford Dodge

Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 19 Feb 1908 (aged 65)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 1874
Memorial ID 2941 · View Source
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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.

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