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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Francis Safford Dodge

  • Rank: Captain (Highest Rank: Brigadier General)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Troop D,
    9th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1879
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: White River Agency, Colorado, USA
With a force of 40 men rode all night to the relief of a command that had been defeated and was besieged by an overwhelming force of Indians, reached the field at daylight, joined in the action, and fought for three days.
Medal of Honor Recipient Francis S. Dodge
Medal of Honor Recipient Francis S. Dodge
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 2, 1898
  • Born: November 9, 1842, Danvers, Essex County, MA, United States
  • Died: February 19, 1908
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PM) (3-1874), Arlington, VA, United States

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