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Dodge, Lorenzo Arthur

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 17, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 9/9/61, m/i 10/18/61, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, wdd, 6/20/64, pr CPL 10/18/64, m/o 8/10/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1844, Mount Holly, VT
Death: 02/20/1912

Burial: Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA
Marker/Plot: Section 76 Lot 11
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/12/1890, NH; widow Lizzie T., 3/16/1912, NH
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: OH
(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: None

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Tombstone

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Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA

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Obituary

L. ARTHUR DODGE IS DEAD.

Once Lived In Manchester and Boasted of Many Achievements.

Worcester, Mass., Feb. 21. – “Col.” Lorenzo Arthur Dodge, who claimed to be a newspaper war correspondent, Civil war veteran and soldier of fortune, died at his home in this city yesterday at the age of 67 years. He was born at sea and for a time lived with his parents in Vermont, but ran away and became a newsboy in New York. He used to tell that at the outbreak of the Cuban war, in 1868, he went to Cuba as correspondent of the New York Herald. Later he was arrested and imprisoned in Morro castle. He also claimed he was correspondent for the New York Herald in the Franco-Prussian war and boasted that he sent his paper the news of the French surrender at Sedan nearly two hours ahead of his rivals. He claimed that he was on the staff of the Boston Globe during the great Boston fire in 1872. He also insisted that he had travelled around the world.

Source: Barre Times, Feb. 21, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.