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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 Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was the Adjutant of the Regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1863, and resigned his commission on 13 June 1863.

References & 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.


1835; Boston, MA


12/06/1875; Boston, MA; burial in 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]