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DODGE, Richard Irving, soldier, born in Huntsville, N. C., 19 May 1827. He was graduated at the U. S. military academy in 1848, assigned to the 8th infantry, and after serving at various posts was promoted to captain, 3 May 1861. He commanded the camp of instruction at Elmira, New York, in August and September 1861, and served as mustering and disbursing officer at various places during the civil war. He was assistant inspector general of the 4th army corps in 1863, and promoted to major, 21 June 1864. He was member of a board to perfect a system of army regulations in New York City in 1871'2, was promoted to lieutenant colonel on 29 October 1873, and since that time has served against hostile Indians in the west. He was made colonel of the 11th infantry on 26 June 1882. Colonel Dodge has published "The Black Hills" (New York, 1876); "The Plains of the Great West" (1877 ; republished in London as "Hunting Grounds of the Great West "); and "Our Wild Indians" (1881).
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