Frederick Leighton Dodge – Captain, United States Army

Courtesy of Michael Stein

Captain Fred L. Dodge (Civil War/Indian Wars)
Full Name: Frederick Laighton Dodge
Born: August 9, 1840
Died: September 11, 1891
He seems to have originated from New Hampshire
Private 44th Massachusetts Infantry, 1862-63
First Lieutenant, 18th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, 1863-65
Second Lieutenant, United States Army, 1867
First Lieutenant, United States Army, 1873
Captain, United States Army 1889
Served with 23rd United States Infantry, 1867-91
Retired April 18, 1891
Died On September 11, 1891 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Courtesy of Earl Josserand, February 2002:

I have additional information on Captain Frederick Leighton Dodge, USA:  First, that is the correct spelling of his middle name. He married his wife, Laura Clement, in General George Crook's quarters at Fort Whipple, Arizona on December 27, 1873. He evidently had mental difficulties, spending time at the Army & Navy Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas and at a mental hospital in Washington, DC, before retiring and settling in Detroit, where he committed suicide.


Frederick Laighton Dodge of New Hampshire
Private 44th Massachusetts Infantry 29 August 1862 to 18 June 1863
First Lieutenant, 18th New Hampshire Infantry, 22 March 1865
Honorably Mustered Out 29 July 1865
Second Lieutenant,  23rd U.S. Infantry, 7 March 1867
First Lieutenant, 22 January 1873
Captain, 22 June 1889
Retired 18 April 1891
Died 11 September 1891

DODGE, FREDERICK L
CAPT 23RD US INF CW

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/11/1891
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT:   SITE LOT 86A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DODGE, LAURA C WIDOW OF FRED L

  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/29/1905
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT: SECTION WDIV  SITE LOT 86/P
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF FL DODGE – CAPT US ARMY RTD

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