Portrait of Brig. Gen. Francis S. Dodge

Brig Gen Francis S Dodge

Brigadier General Francis S. Dodge (1842-1908). At age 19, he left Danvers and began his military career fighting in the Civil War. He went on to fight the Indigenous Nations in the West where he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1879 for his gallantry at the battle of White River, Colorado. At that time he was Captain of  a unit of Buffalo Soldiers. He also served during the Spanish American War as a Brigadier General and Paymaster. He retired in 1906, died two years later and was interred in Arlington Cemetery.

Reference: Chronicles of Danvers, (Old Salem Village) Massachusetts, 1632-1923, by Harriet Silvester Tapley, The Danvers Historical Society, Danvers, Massachusetts 1923. pp. 187-190.