Was Robert A. Dodson at the battle of Gettysburg!

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Robert A Dodson

 in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865

      Name: Robert A Dodson
      Enlistment Date: 19 May 1862
      Rank at enlistment: Assistant Surgeon
      State Served: Maryland
      Survived the War?: Yes
      Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company S, Maryland 1st Cavalry Regiment on 19 May 1862.Promoted to Full Surgeon on 26 Sep 1863.Mustered out on 08 Aug 1865.
      Sources: Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-65

      Source Information

      Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.


      2 Answers

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      The timeline on his record would suggest yes, he was. However the "Company S" part is a little odd to me. The 1st Md. Cav. had 11 original Companies and added Company M after Gettysburg. I'd check a little further to verify "Company S". There's a monument to the 1st MD.Cav. East of Gettysburg near the cavalry field, the Reg. most definitly took part in the action on the 2nd and 3rd day I believe.

      p.s. Theres an image of him posted on Pinterest, looks like its for sale in e-bay. Not sure if you're aware.
      +1 vote

      I have been told that "Company S" is sometime used to refer to a Staff position. Meaning that he was a surgeon that was part of the regimental staff and not assigned to a company.  So instead of leaving the company blank, they enter an S

      by Steve Cole G2G6 Mach 1 (15.1k points)

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