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C. Dodd
C. Dodd

Federal (USV)


Charles Dodd

(1835 - 1875)
Home State: New Hampshire
Command Billet: Regimental Adjutant
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Boston, he enrolled as First Lieutenant in Company D, 3rd Battalion (Massachusetts) Rifles on 20 April 1861, and mustered out 3 August. He enrolled and was appointed Adjustant of the 5th New Hampshire Infantry at the rank of First Lieutenant on 24 September 1861 at age 25.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was the Adjutant of the Regiment in Maryland.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1863, and resigned his commission on 13 June 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Child1, with details on the Rifles from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines2. Dodd was mentioned for leadership and "gallant conduct" in Maryland in Colonel Cross' after action Reports. His photo here from one posted on Findagrave by David M Morin. The original is in the MOLLUS Massachusetts set (Vol. 62, pg. 3064) at the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.

Place of Birth: Boston, MA    
Death Date: 12/06/1875    Death Place: Boston, MA    Burial Place: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pg. 52  [AotW citation 13485]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 5, pg. 313  [AotW citation 13486]

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