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  • Daniel Healy
    Here s a quick resume of Gen. Dodge for general Information DODGE, Grenville Mellen. Union gen. 1831-1916. Mass. After graduating from Norwich Univ., Vt., he
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      Here's a quick resume of Gen. Dodge for general Information


      DODGE, Grenville Mellen. Union gen. 1831-1916. Mass. After graduating from Norwich Univ., Vt., he surveyed for railroads and engaged in engineer- ing as far west as the Missouri River. Settling in Iowa, he was active in the home guard and was on Gov. Kirkwood's staff when war came. Commissioned Co!. 4th Iowa 6 July '61, he commanded 1st Brig., Army Southwest Mo. (Jan.-Feb. '62) and 1st Brig., 4th Div., Army South- west Mo. (Feb.-June '62). Wounded at Pea Ridge in March, he was named B.G. USV 21 Mar. '62, and then commanded Dist. Miss., Army of the Tenn. (29 Sept.- 5 Oct. '62). Continuing in the Army of the Tenn., he commanded 4th Div., Dist. Jackson (5-20 Oct. '62); 4th Div. (30 Oct.-ll Nov. '62); Dist. Corinth, XIII (11 Nov.-18 Dec. '62); Dist. Corinth, XVII (18 Dec. '62-20 Jan. '63); Dist. Corinth, XVI (20 Jan.-18 Mar. '63); 2d Div., XVI (18 Mar.-12 Aug. '63); Left Wing, XVI (7 July-7 Aug. and 15 Oct. '63-19 Aug. '64). On the last-named date he was severely wounded in the head in front of Atlanta and was on sick leave of absence until 9 Dec. '64 when he took over the Dept. of Mo., commanding it until 27 June '65. He resigned in 1866, having been named Maj. Gen. USV 7 June '64. He was then Chief Engr. of the Union Pacific R.R. in the Southwest and, after the Spanish- American War, in Cuba. He was also a Congressman, active in Republican politics and veterans' organizations. DOLES, George Pierce. C.S.A. gen. 1830-64. Ga. A Milledgeville business- man, he had been active in the militia before being commissioned Co!. 4th Ga. in May '.61. His regiment was sent to the vicinity of Norfolk and later fought at Antietam. He succeeded Ripley in command of the brigade there and was appointed B.G. C.S.A. 1 Nov. '62. Com- manding this brigade at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Wilderness, he was killed 2 June '64 at Bethesda Church. 

      Danny
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