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DODGE, FRANCIS

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Captain (highest rank: Brigadier General) Troop D, 9th U.S. Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Indian Campaigns 1879 Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts

Citation

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.