George S. Dodge

Taken in the Newton Cemetery, Newton, Sussex County, N.J. and submitted by Fred Otto.

Dodge, the son of William P. and Nancy B. Dodge (1806-1853), was born on 3 August 1838, in Irasburg, Orleans County, Vermont, Dodge became a prominent merchant. With the outbreak of hostilities in the American Civil War (1861-1865), Dodge entered a volunteer regiment for the Union and was appointed Colonel in the army's Quartermaster Department. During the war's later years, he served as Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the James under Major General Benjamin F. Butler and later under Major General Edward O.C. Ord. His last-minute resupply of beleaguered Union forces at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher (1315 January 1865) earned him a brevet promotion to Brigadier General on 15 January 1865. He later participated in the Battle of Wilmington (1122 February 1865). After the war, Dodge served as the United States Consul in Bremen, Germany.

Dodge died on 24 August 1881 in the city of Oakland, Alameda County, California and was initially buried there in the city's Mountain View Cemetery. Five months later, his body was disinterred and reburied in Newton Cemetery in Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey.

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