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Federal (USV)

Private

Henry C. Dodge

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Woodstock, CT, he enlisted on 16 November 1861 and mustered as Private, Company H, 11th Connecticut Infantry on the 25 November 1861. He transferred to Company G on 26 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring hospital on the Geeting farm near Keedysville, MD, where he died of wounds on 16 November 1862, exactly one year after enlisting. He was 18 years old. He was originally buried near the hospital and was reinterred in Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Henry O. Dodge, Company H. Service information from Ingersoll.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Barbara Dodge of the Dodge Family Association for his birth information. Henry was the first born of Schuyler Dodge (1820-1877) and Abigail Merrill Dodge (1824-56).

Birth

c. 1844; Woodstock, CT

Death

11/16/1862 Keedysville, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3431]

2   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 490  [AotW citation 20535]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg.. 190  [AotW citation 20536]