Monday, September 19, 2011

Lieutenant James Dodds.

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 Second Lieutenant James Dodds, son of John and Sarah ( Morris ) Dodds, was born in Thorny Bank Scotland, April 11, 1844.  He came with his parents to this country in his youth, and attended the public schools in Carolina Mills, R. I., and was by occupation a clerk at the time of his enlistment as private in company L., Third Rhode Island Havy Artillery, Jan. 11, 1862.  He was mustered in Feb. 14, 1862.  Discharged to accept commission as Second Lieutenant in the Fourteenth Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Dec. 15, 1863; mustered Dec. 29, 1863; assiganed to company G; detached by order as acting Aid-de-camp at Post Plaquemine, La., Nov. 29, 1864, and so borne untill January, 1865.  He returned with his regiment to Rhode Island in October, 1865.  His occupation since the war has been practically the same as when he entered the service, that of clerk.

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