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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II
p356
1387

(Born N. C.)

Richard I. Dodge

(Ap'd N. C.)

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Richard Irving Dodge: Born May 19, 1827.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1848.

Served in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Dec. 24, 1848)

at San Antonio, Tex., 1849, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1849, — San Antonio, Tex., 1849, — Ft. Lincoln, Tex., 1849‑51, — Scouting, 1851, being engaged in a Skirmish with Comanche Indians on San Saba River, Mar. 22, 1851, — Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1851, — Escorting Commanding General of the Department of Texas, 1851, — Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1852, — Scouting, 1852, — and Camp Johnston, Tex., 1852; on Recruiting service, 1852; on sick leave of absence, 1852‑53; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1853, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — Camp Las Laxas, Tex., 1854, — as Adjutant, 8th Infantry, Sep. 1, 1854, to Oct. 1, 1855, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854‑55, — and Ft.

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Bliss, Tex., 1855‑56; on Recruiting Service, 1856‑58; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, May 3, 1858, to Nov. 1, 1860; and in garrison at Ft. Wood, N. Y., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66; in Operations on Upper Potomac, May‑June, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign

(Captain, 8th Infantry, May 3, 1861)

of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July‑Aug., 1861; in command of Camp of Instruction at Elmira, N. Y., Aug.‑Sep., 1861; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 16 to Dec. 31, 1861; as Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer for the State of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 1 to Sep. 30, 1862, — of the State of Maryland, Oct. 1, 1862, to Feb. 28, 1863, — and of the State of Pennsylvania, Mar. 1 to Dec. 9,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Inspector-General of 4th Army Corps,
Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, 1863)

1863; as Disbursing Officer at Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 9, 1863, to Sep. 1, 1864; as Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General, Superintendent of Volunteer

(Major, 12th Infantry, June 21, 1864)

Recruiting Service, and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer of the Western Division of the State of Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1864, to Feb. 27, 1865; and as Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General, at New

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 30, 1865, for Meritorious and Faithful Services in the Recruitment of the Armies of the United States)

York city, Feb. 27, 1865, to June 20, 1866.

Served: as Acting Provost Marshal General of the State of New York, and as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Albany, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1866, to Jan. 15, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Sedgwick, Col.,

(Transferred to 30th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

p357 Feb. 13 to May 17, 1867; in command of battalion protecting Union Pacific Railroad, near Ft. Sedgwick, Col., June‑July, 1867, and Camp Sargent, Neb., Aug.‑Sep., 1867; on leave of absence, Sep. to Dec. 25, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Sedgwick, Col., Dec. 25, 1867, to Mar. 31, 1868, — and en route to and at Ft. Fred. Steele, Dak., to July, 1868; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General of Rocky Mountain District, headquarters Ft. Sanders, Dak., July 31 to Nov. 27, 1868; on General Court Martial to June 10, 1869; investigating frauds of Claim Agents to Oct.,

(Transferred to 3d Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

1869; in command of Ft. Lyon, Col., Oct. 12, 1869, to Feb. 23, 1871, — and of Ft. Larned, Kan., Mar. 13 to July 8, 1871; as Member of Board, at New York city, to perfect a system of Army Regulations, July, 1871, to May 17, 1872; en route to and in command of Ft. Dodge, Kan., to Nov. 14, 1873; in command of regiment, May 20 to Nov. 10, 1874, —

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 23d Infantry, Oct. 29, 1873)

of Ft. Whipple, Ara., to July, 1874, — and of Omaha Barracks, Neb., Sep. 8 to Nov. 10, 1874, continuing in garrison there to May 6, 1875; in command of escort of six companies for the Black Hills Geological Surveying Party, May 6 to Oct. 19, 1875; in command of Omaha Barracks, Neb., Oct. 19, 1875, to Jan. 11, 1876, and Apr. 10 to Nov. 3, 1876; in command of four companies of Artillery and eleven of Infantry, on Powder River Expedition against hostile Sioux, Nov. 3, 1876, to Jan. 20, 1877; in command of Ft. Riley, Kan., Jan. 20 to Feb. 28, 1877, and Apr. 30, to June, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., June 13, 1877, to July 20, 1878, — and Ft. Hays, Kan., July 21 to Sep. 19, 1878; in quelling Cheyenne Disturbances, Sep. 19 to Oct. 11, 1878; on detached service at Ft. Sill, I. T., Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, 1878; and on expedition to Indian Territory, Dec. 31, 1878, to Jan. 27, 1879; in command of Ft. Hays, Kan., to Feb., 1879; en route to and in command of Camp on North Fork of Canadian River, I. T., to June 10, 1879; on leave of absence to Sep. 10, 1879; in command of regiment and Camp on North Fork of Canadian River, I. T., to May 7, 1880, — of three Battalions of Infantry, in the field in Colorado, to Aug. 31, 1880, — and of Camp on North Fork of Canadian River, I. T., to Dec. 18, 1880; as Aide-de-

(Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑Camp to the General-in‑Chief, Jan. 1, 1881)

Camp to the General-in‑Chief, Jan. 1, 1881, to July 15, 1882; in command

(Colonel, 11th Infantry, June 26, 1882)

of regiment and post of Ft. Sully, Dak., Sep. 12, 1882, to June 23, 1883; accompanying General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman on tour to Northern Frontier, to Oct. 12, 1883; in command of regiment and post of Ft. Sully, Dak. (on leave of absence, Oct. 13, 1885, to Apr. 3, 1887), to July 31, 1887, — and of Madison Barracks, N. Y., to Dec. 2, 1889; and on leave of absence, Dec. 3, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p73
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — On leave of absence to March 31, 1890. — Commanding p74regiment and post of Madison Barracks, N. Y., to April 12, 1891.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, May 19, 1891.

Died June 15, 1895, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.: Aged 68.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1896, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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