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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Frank Loringº Dodds​1

(Ap'd Ill.)


Born in Butler County, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Cheyenne Depot, Wy., Sep. 29, 1879, to July 8, 1880, — Camp Sheridan, Neb., to May, 1881, — Ft. Robinson, Neb., to June 25, 1881, — Cheyenne Depot, Wy., to Aug. 7, 1882, — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Sep. 7, 1882; on leave of absence, to Oct. 20, 1882; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Rutgers College,  p315 New Brunswick, N. J., to Oct. 1, 1885; on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to July 20, 1886, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Jan., 1887, —

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 15, 1887)

and San Diego Barracks, Cal., to Aug. 11, 1887; and at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1887, to Aug. 28, 1888, — Principal Assistant Professor of History, Geography, and Ethics, Aug. 28, 1888, to –––––, — and Assistant Professor of Law, Aug. 28, 1888, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At U. S. M. A., to June 30, 1892; (Regimental Quartermaster, July, 1892 to May 19, 1896); garrison duty at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to May 19, 1896; at San Antonio, Tex., Acting Judge Advocate, Department of Texas, with rank of Captain, May 26, 1896 to March 21, 1898,

(Captain of Infantry, 9th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

and of the Department of the Gulf, at Atlanta, Ga., to April, 1899; with regiment, en route to and in Philippines, to Oct. 13, 1899; Acting Judge Advocate, 2d Division, 8th Corps, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Acting Judge Advocate, 2d Division, 8th Corps, and of Department of Northern Luzon, to Aug. 14, 1900; en route to China, and with regiment in China, to May, 1901; (member of the International Committee for Government of City of Peking, Dec., 1900 to May, 1901); en route to Manila and United States, to July 27, 1901.

(Major and Judge Advocate, May 22, 1901)

— Judge Advocate Department of the Missouri, at Omaha, Neb., to March 29, 1902; en route to Philippines, and Judge Advocate, Department  p289 of South Philippines, at Cebu, to Oct., 1902; of Department of the Visayas, at Iloilo, to Aug. 1, 1904; of Department of Luzon, at Manila, to March, 1905; en route to United States, and Judge Advocate, Department of the Columbia, at Vancouver Barracks, to Sept. 25, 1906; of Dakota, at St. Paul, Minn., to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Judge Advocate, June 14, 1909)

If by service medals is meant the campaign badge, I have those of Indian Wars, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition.​b

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

(Born Dec. 8, 1854.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Judge Advocate, June 14, 1909.

At St. Paul, Minn., Judge Advocate, Department of Dakota, to November, 1910; en route to Philippines to Jan. 1, 1911; Judge Advocate,  p269 Philippines Division and Department, to February, 1913; en route to U. S. and in Letterman Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to April, 1913; at Governor's Island, N. Y., Judge Advocate, Eastern Department, to Jan. 10, 1915; at Washington, D. C., in office of Judge Advocate General, to Dec. 15, 1915; at Governor's Island, N. Y., Judge Advocate, Eastern Department, to

(Colonel and Judge Advocate, May 15, 1917)

Oct. 6, 1918; at U. S. Military Academy, Professor of Law, to Dec. 8, 1918.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 8, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Placed on active duty, Dec. 8, 1918, and at U. S. Military Academy, Professor of Law, to Oct. 15, 1919.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 8, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Aug. 23, 1929, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 74.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Ford Sill Dodds, a Surgeon in the Civil War, 1861‑65.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Dodds' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b This first-person slip in the compilation of the Register entry is conclusive evidence for what is already obvious enough thruout: that (at least in Volume V) the entries were to a large extent compiled from reports submitted by the principals themselves; here, we can see that forms must have been sent out to be filled in by the subjects.

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