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Dodge, Miles H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Tunbridge, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/19/61, m/i 11/19/61, SDLR, Co. E, 1st VT CAV, wdd, 5/24/62, m/o 11/18/64, Burlington, VT

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VITALS

Birth: 12/08/1834, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 11/01/1892

Burial: Final resting place unknown, , Unknown
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/15/1884
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Speaker at the 18th reunion of the 1st VT CAV 10/1890.

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BURIAL:

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Present at the 1st VT CAV Reunion in Montpelier, VT 10/1890

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Fake News!!

VERMONT SOLDIER HUNG -- The name of Sergt. Dodge, regimental sadler, 1st Vermont Cavalry, is given among those who were hung on the 6th inst. near Berryville, Va., by the order of the rebel Mosby, in alleged retaliation for certain rebels executed some time since near Fort Royal, by Gen. Custer. Sergt. Dodge's time was out, and he was on his way to the front to get some papers he had left there, when he was captured.

Source: Rutland Weekly Herald, Nov. 17, 1864

Courtesy of Deanna French

Webmaster's Note: An incident actually occurred on November 6th, but no Vermonters were involved. Three Vermonters had been hung by Mosby on October 7th, but they were 5th Vermont privates captured while on picket duty.

Meanwhile, Milo H. Dodge, a native of Tunbridge, and Sadler Sergeant for the 1st Cavalry was discharged in Burlington the day after this article was published. He became a dentist, practiced in Washington for a number of years, and died there in 1892.

See the above article and additional reporting of the incident, column 6.

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