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Dodge, Richard S.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 38, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: (9th US INF, Mexican War); enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62, dis/dsb 3/29/63; enl 8/4/64 cred. Waterbury, m/i 8/22/64, Pvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 02/10/1825, Montpelier, VT
Death: 02/06/1907

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 135
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 77720848

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Biography

Richard S. Dodge, born 2/10/1825, Montpelier, was the veteran of two wars. He served for two years with the 9th U.S. Infantry during the Mexican War. "At the battle of Chepultepec, Mexico, he was complimented by his officers for bravery in the storming of the fort. He was the first man to scale the walls, and when handing down the enemy's flag, received a bayonet wound in the face, which scar he carries to this day, as he does also several others received in action. When a boy he was dubbed with the title of 'Shack,' which he is familiarly known by to this day. To give all of the narrow escapes which he has passed through would fill a volume. He was never 'dared' but what he made the 'attempt,' regardless of the result." When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted, at age 38, credited to Worcester, 5/7/1861. He mustered in as a private in Co. D, 2nd Vermont Infantry on 6/20/1861, was wounded at Fredericksbrug on 12/13/1862, and discharged for disability on 3/29/1863. He enlisted again, this time credited to Waterbury, on 8/4/1864, and mustered in as a private in Co. K, 17th Vermont Infantry on 8/22/1864. He mustered out 7/14/1865. He died 2/6/1907, and is buried in Green Mount cemetery, Montpelier.

Source: Revised Roster, Hemenway iv:341,501.

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