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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Richard Spofford Dodge

(1841 - 1902)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old resident of Newburyport, MA, he enlisted in Company A, 8th Massachusetts Infantry (for 3 months) on 30 April 1861, served at Washington DC and on the B&O RR, and mustered out on 1 August. He then enlisted as Sergeant in Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action on South Mountain and at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Chestnut Hill Hospital, NY in late 1862, and was discharged for disability on 12 January (June?) 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

12/29/1841; Newburyport, MA

Death

01/07/1902 Lynne, MA; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA

Notes

1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pp. 9 - 12  [AotW citation 15044]