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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

George A. Dodd

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Alva, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1872, to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: in conducting recruits from Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to company, Oct. 2‑20, 1876, — Camp Robinson, Neb., to Nov. 1, 1876, — on Powder River Expedition, to Jan. 16, 1877, — Cheyenne Depot, Dak., to Aug. 31, 1887, — Scouting, to Oct. 25, 1877, — Red Cloud Agency, Dak., Nov. 25, 1877, to Dec. 19, 1878, — en route to and at Ft. Robinson, Neb., to Feb. 9, 1879, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to Sep. 19, 1879, — Ute Expedition, to Dec. 4, 1879, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Apr. 27, 1880, — Ft. Sanders,

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Feb. 29, 1880)

Wy., to May 3, 1881, — Scouting, and at Ft. Apache, Ara., to Oct. 6, 1881, — Ft. Grant, Ara., to Mar. 19, 1883, — Scouting, to Aug. 13, 1883, — San Carlos, Ara., to Sep. 17, 1883, — Ft. Apache, Ara., to Jan. 19, 1885, — Ft. Thomas, Ara., to Apr. 7, 1885, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to July 13, 1885, — Crisfield, Kan., to Aug. 20, 1885, — Ft. Sill, I. T., and Scouting, to Aug. 6, 1887, — and Ft. McIntosh, Tex., to Sep., 1888; and on Recruiting Service, to –––––.

Captain, 3d Cavalry, Aug. 31, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: On recruiting duty to Oct. 3, 1890. — On leave to Feb. 7, 1891. — Garrison duty at Fort Davis, Tex., to May 12, 1891; at Camp Hancock, Tex., to June 15, 1893; at Fort Riley, Kan. (in field in Oklahoma suppressing disturbances, Aug. 30 to Nov. 26, 1893), to July 8, 1894; at Chicago, Ill., and vicinity, quelling riots, to Sept. 25, 1894; at Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt., to April 21, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba, to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the battle of San Juan, July 1‑3, and in the siege and operations against Santiago, to July 17, 1898; at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., Aug. to Sept., 1898; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to Aug. 9, 1899. — En route to and in Philippines to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

(Transferred to 3d Cavalry, March 16, 1903)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 10th Cavalry, July 28, 1904)

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, Nov. 11, 1907)

(Colonel, 12th Cavalry, April 14, 1908)

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Allen​b Dodd, Born July 26, 1852.)

Military History. —

Captain, 3d Cavalry, Aug. 31, 1889.

En route to Philippines with regiment, Aug. 25 to Oct. 1, 1899; regiment assigned to Cavalry Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, and immediately took the field; commanded Troop in General Young's expedition through Northern Luzon; participated in engagement at San Jose, Nov. 9, 1899; commanded assault on and capture of trenches between Lupao and Humingan, and later participated in capture of Humingan; participated in engagement near San Nicolas, Nov. 13 and 14, 1899; recommended for Brevet Major by General Young for gallant service in attacking in the darkness and dispersing a large force of the enemy in a most difficult and dangerous pass, and subsequently for Brevet Lieut.‑Colonel for same affair; participated and commanded in engagements at Santa Lucia, February, 1900; Cullebeng, April 15, 1900; Alegagan,º April 25, 1900, for gallantry in action thereat being recommended by General Wheaton for Brevet Lieut.‑Colonel; in action near Badoc River, April 28, 1900; commanding troops scouting in the mountains of San Simon Pass and Bulagao, capturing 45 bolomen, and subsequently in the expedition destroying General Tinio's stronghold on the Bulagao Mountains, resulting in the surrender of the Northern Luzon forces of that General; in command in various skirmishes and affairs in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte; remained on duty at Vigan with 3rd Cavalry to

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

June 28, 1901; en route to U. S., July 4‑28, 1901; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Aug. 9‑21, 1901; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to July 3, 1902; on leave of absence, July 4 to Oct. 26, 1902; absent sick and on sick leave to

(Transferred to 3d Cavalry, March 16, 1903)

Aug. 5, 1903; at Fort Assinniboine, Mont.,º and in the field in command of 3rd Squadron, to Jan. 13, 1904; designated to command operations then pending against Chippeway Indians, personally making an extended reconnoissance in the capture of Leech Lake, Minn.; at Philadelphia, Pa., on recruiting service, Jan. 19, 1904, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 10th Cavalry, July 28, 1904)

Nov. 14, 1905; on leave of absence, Nov. 15, 1905, to Feb. 12, 1906, when he joined regiment at Fort Robinson, Neb.; at Fort Robinson to April 23, 1906; at Fort Mackenzie, Wyo., commanding post, April 24 to July 16, 1906; commanding 10th Cavalry at Maneuver Camp at Islay, Wyo., July 17 to Aug. 5, 1906; Chief Umpire, Maneuver Division, Aug. 6 to Sept. 15, 1906; at Denver, Col., on special duty at Hdqrs. Department of Colorado, Sept. 16, 1906, to Feb. 12, 1907; on leave of absence, Feb. 13 to April 1, 1907; member of General Staff Corps, March 2, 1907; at Chicago, Ill., Chief of Staff of Northern Division, April 3 to July 1, 1907, and of Department of the Lakes to

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, Nov. 11, 1907)

(Colonel, 12th Cavalry, April 14, 1908)

 p217  May 15, 1908; on leave of absence, May 16 to June 9, 1908; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding regiment, from June 9, 1908; at Maneuvers at Chickamauga, July and August, 1908; commanding Department of the Gulf, Dec. 23, 1908, to Jan. 16, 1909; en route to Philippines, April 5 to May 3, 1909; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., May 3, 1909, to Jan. 14, 1911; commanded Cavalry in Division Maneuvers on Western Coast of Luzon; en route to U. S., Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, 1911; at Fort Robinson, Neb., commanding regiment, from Feb. 18, 1911; commanding Department of the Missouri, March 13 to May 12, 1911, and July 1‑8, 1911; on recruiting service at Columbus Bks., Ohio, commanding post, Oct. 3, 1911, to Sept. 8, 1915; on leave of absence, Sept. 9 to Nov. 30, 1915; at Douglas, Arizona, commanding 2nd Cavalry Brigade, engaged in guarding and patrolling Mexican border from Columbus, N. M., to Nogales, Arizona, Dec. 3, 1915, to March 11, 1916; mobilized brigade at Culberson's Ranch, N. M., preparatory to invasion of Mexico, March 12‑14, 1916; commanding "Western Column" of American Punitive Expedition; crossed Mexican border near Culberson's Ranch at 1:30 A.M., March 16 and by forced marches covered 113 miles in about 40½ consecutive hours, arriving at Colonia Dublan, Mexico, March 17; joined 7th Cavalry (detached) at Angostura during night of March 21; on forced marches in pursuit of Villa, March 22‑28; after march of 55 miles in 17 hours, overtook and surprised Villistas under General Eligio Hernandez at Guerrero, Mexico, on March 29, and in fight that followed severely punished them, killing and wounding many, killing their commanding officer, capturing their property and scattered them into the hills in disorganized condition; for this service, congratulated and highly commended by the President of the United States, by the Secretary of War and by his military superiors, and recommended for promotion to Brigadier-General; at Frijole Ranch, 12 miles north of Guerrero, scouting for small bands of Villistas and endeavoring to get trace of Villa who had been carried off wounded on night of March 29, March 30‑31; at Providencia, April 1; at Camp Frijole, scouting, April 2‑7; at Minaca, detaching scouts and spies, April 8‑9; at Guerrero in conference with Carranzista Commanders, April 10; made night march through mountain cañon to Arisiachic, crossing mountains to Agua Caliente, April 13‑14; at Tomochic, April 16‑17; penetrated Sierra Madre mountains with column of 173 picked men and after five days of strenuous marching overtook and surprised about 250 Villistas west of Yoquivo at 4:30 P.M., April 22; Villistas defeated and severely punished in killed and wounded and destroyed as a fighting factor; recalled to Providencia and vicinity to May 27; at Namaquipa, President of an Equipment Board, May 28 to June 10; at El Valle, commanding Camp, troops at El Valle and Angostura, and watching operations of Carranza troops, June 10 to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., July 3, 1916)

July 26, 1916.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 26, 1916,
By Operation of Law.

Since retirement has resided at or near Ithaca, N. Y., at times engaged in Liberty Loan activities and in farming.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 26, 1916,
By Operation of Law.

Awarded four Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898;" again "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at San Nicholas, Province of Pangasinan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Nov. 13, 1899," and again "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Cullenbeng, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Apr. 15, 1900," and again "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Aligangan,º Luzon, Philippine Islands, Apr. 25, 1900."

Died, June 28, 1925, at Orlando, Fla.: Aged 72.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Dodd's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) spells his middle name Allan.

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