Charles Dodge

Georgetown, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 27 Nov 1890 (aged 62)
Georgetown, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Davidson Circle. Unmarked burial.
Memorial ID 43499252 View Source
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Age 62 years, 10 months, 27 days. Buried November 29, 1890.

From A Portrait of Old Georgetown
Charles, the youngest, attended Georgetown College and took up commercial and export business. In 1862 he was offered command of a Confederate regiment but declined, being a Unionist. He accepted instead the rank of Major and Paymaster in the Federal Army and served throughout the war. For a time he was interested in gold mining in Maryland and in 1889 succeeded his brother Frank (then deceased) as collector of customs of the District of Columbia.

On the twelfth of June 1849 a remarkable event took place in this old house — a wedding ceremony at four o'clock in the morning of four of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Dodge. Adeline was married to Charles Lanman; Virginia to Ben Perley Poore, a well-known correspondent of Harper's Weekly in those days; Allen Dodge to Miss Mary Ellen Berry and Charles Dodge to Miss Eliza G. Davidson of Evermay. The weddings were celebrated at this unusual hour so that the bridal couples could take the regular stage leaving Georgetown for Baltimore at five o'clock. At least it was a cool time of day for the celebration and how beautiful it must have been with the dew lying on the box and the roses and the birds twittering their sunrise notes. What a jolly time these four couples must have had, starting off together. Let us hope their spirits were not too much dampened by the fact that their father would not witness the ceremony, as it was at variance with his religious scruples that it was not conducted in a church. Reverend N.P. Tillinghast, then the rector of St. John's Church must have officiated, as the Dodges were always ardent supporters of St. John's.

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