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    Gauntlets of General Charles C. Dodge - Civil War deerskin gauntlets with white enamel finish.  Worn by Brigadier General Charles Cleveland Dodge.  Accompanied by 8 x 10 black and white high resolution copy of image of General Charles Cleveland Dodge. 

    Charles Cleveland Dodge:

    Residence was not listed; 21 years old.

    Enlisted on 12/10/1861 at Fort Monroe, VA as a Captain.

    On 12/10/1861 he was commissioned into "B" Co. NY 1st Mounted Rifles

    He was discharged for promotion on 11/29/1862

    On 11/29/1862 he was commissioned into

    US Volunteers General Staff

    He Resigned on 6/12/1863


    * Major 12/30/1861

    * Lt Colonel 7/5/1862 (Not Mustered)

    * Colonel 8/13/1862

    * Brig-General 11/29/1862

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * 1/3/1862 from company B to Field & Staff

    Other Information:

    Born 9/16/1841 in Plainfield, NJ

    Died 11/4/1910 in New York City, NY


    Dodge, Charles C., brigadier-general, was born in Plainfield, N. J. Sept. 16, 1841.  He was commissioned captain in the first N. Y. mounted rifles, Dec. 6, 1861, and was soon afterwards promoted major.  He was in command of the outposts at Newport News, and of a cavalry column of Gen. Wool's army that marched on Norfolk, and received the surrender of that place before the arrival of his superior officers.  He commanded in successful engagements at Suffolk, Va., and Hertford ford, N. C., was promoted lieutenant-colonel, July 1, 1862, colonel, Aug. 13, 1862, and brigadier-general of volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862, and on June 12, 1863, he resigned.


    First Mounted Rifles.-Cols., Charles C. Dodge, Benjamin F. Onderdonk, Edwin V. Sumner; Lieut.-Cols., Benjamin F. Onderdonk, Alexander G. Patton, James N. Wheelan; Majs., William H. Schieffelon, Henry Terwilliger, James N. Wheelan, Minott A. Pruyn, Charles C. Dodge, Alexander G. Patton, Edgar A. Hamilton.

    This regiment from the state at large was organized at New York city.  The companies were mustered into the U. S. service for three years as follows:  A and B at Fort Monroe, Va., July 30, 1861; C and D at Newburg, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, 1861; E, F, G and H at New York city, in June, July and Aug., 1862; and I, K, L and M in Aug. and Sept., 1862.

    On July 17, 1864, it received by transfer 270 men of the 16th N. Y. artillery.  The original members, except veterans, were mustered out at the expiration of their term of service and in.  July, 1865, the regiment was consolidated into a battalion of seven companies, commanded by Col. Sumner; to complete the reorganization of the regiment, it was consolidated with the 3d N. Y. cavalry, which constituted companies B, F, H, I and L of the new organization.

    The first two companies left the state in July, 1861; C and D in Dec., 1861; E, F, G and H in Aug. 1862; and I, K, L and M in Sept., 1862.  It served until 1864 with the 7th and 4th corps, principally at Fortress Monroe, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg and Yorktown, Va., taking part in over 50 battles and skirmishes, but sustaining no severe losses, its heaviest casualties being at Scott's mills, Va., in May, 1863, when 28 were killed, wounded and missing.

    The regiment was ordered to join Wistar's division, 18th corps in Jan., 1864, with which it was engaged at New Kent Court House and Bottom's bridge.  During the rest of its active service it was principally with the cavalry division of the Army of the James, one detachment acting as escort at headquarters, and Cos. H and D with the 10th corps from June to Aug. 1864.

    In the operations against Petersburg and Richmond in May, 1864, it sustained a loss of 13, and during the siege was often in action, but met with no large losses, its total casualties amounting to, 43 killed, wounded and missing.  It was active at the final assault on Petersburg, April 2, and saw its last fighting at Murfree's depot, Somerton and Jackson, N. C.

    The final record of the regiment will be found under the head of the 4th provisional cavalry.  The losses of the regiment during service were 2 officers and 30 men killed and mortally wounded; 3 officers and 125 men died of disease and other causes, a total of 165. 

    Inventory Number: UNI 034