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DODGE, Theodore Ayrault, soldier, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 28 May 1842. After receiving a military education at Berlin under Major General Von Frohreich, of the Prussian army, he studied at University College, London, and at Heidelberg, and was graduated at the University of London in 1861. On his return to this country in that year he enlisted as a private in the national service, and lost his right leg at Gettysburg. He became 1st lieutenant on 13 February 1862, captain in the veteran reserve corps, 12 November 1863, and was brevetted major, 17 August 1864, and colonel, 2 December 1865. He was made captain in the 44th regular infantry, 28 July 1866, and served as chief of a war department bureau till 28 April 1870, when he was retired, and has since lived in Boston. Colonel Dodge has lectured and contributed much to periodicals, and has published "The Campaign of Chancellorsville" (Boston, 1881); a "Bird's-Eye View of the Civil War" (1883); and "A Chat in the Saddle " (1885).
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