George B. Dodd(1843 - )
Home State: Kentucky
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Arkansas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
George Dodd joined the Blackburn Guards, a company of Kentuckians who left the Commonwealth in 1861 and became part of Company H, 3rd Arkansas Infantry because they did not have enough men to form their own company. George Dodd was 18 years old when he enlisted in June 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Sent to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond Sept 27, 1862, transferred to Winder Hospital Oct 29, 1862. Tranferred to 6th Kentucky Infantry of the Kentucky "Orphan Brigade" in the Army of Tennessee, January 1863. Wounded at the Battle of Dallas, GA on May 28, 1864. Wound described as "G.S.W. [gun shot wound], (flesh) fragment of shell middle 3d right thigh." Sent to Macon, GA hospital. Furloughed March 16, 1865. Took oath at Nashville May 9, 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Contributed by AotW Member Greg Walden from: Compiled Service Records of George B. Dodd, 3rd Arkansas Infantry and 6th Kentucky Infantry, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington DC.
|Place of Birth: Barren County, KY |
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