|Col Joseph B Dodge|
Joseph B. Dodge is found in the 1850 US Census in Warsaw, Kosciuskio County,
Indiana as a school teacher. He married Lydia L. Cook on 6 October 1852 in Kosciusko County,
Indiana. Census records show Lydia was born about 1831 in Ohio. They had two
daughters, Helen E., born about 1853 in Indiana and Cora L., born about 1855 in
Indiana (all per 1860 Census in Wayne, Koscuisko County, Indiana).
In the 1870 Census in Warsaw, Koscuisko County, Indiana is the family with a woman named Elizabeth Tibbets living next door (Carriota Tibbets was Joseph's mother's maiden name).
In the 1880 Census Elizabeth Tibbets is living with the family and is listed as the sister to Joseph Dodge.
1. Family Search shows a Joseph B. Dodge born 3 June 1830 in Starkey, Yates County, New York. His father is listed as Jonas Dodge.
2. 1830 US Census in Starkey, Yates County, New York shows a Jonas Dodge with a son of the right age as Joseph.
3. Jonas Dodge is Jonas Dodge, Jr., born 11 August 1806 in Smithfield, New York - and he married Carriota Tibbets. Jonas and Carriota had a daughter named Carriota E. and I believe the E. stand for Elizabeth and that she is the Elizabeth Tibbets mentioned in the 1880 census - I believe she married a cousin named Tibbets.
This is not conclusive by a long shot, but we think a very good contender for belonging to the John Branch.
|Death: Jul. 7, 1891 Warsaw Kosciusko County Indiana, USA Col. Joseph B. Dodge was a Civil War Union Army Officer Colonel, with the 30th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was the leading spirit in the recruiting of Company B and Company I, both for the 13th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was elected to the position of captain of Company B. Upon the occasion of the organization of the regiment he was surprised to receive a commission as lieutenant-colonel and on October 5, 1861, he left with his regiment for the front. In April, 1862 he was promoted to the position of colonel of the regiment the former colonel having died of wounds received at the Battle of Shiloh on the 7th of that month. The ensuing fall he was placed in command of the Second Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps, which he retained until the consolidation of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Corps, after the Battle of Chickamauga. In December, 1863, he was ordered to Nashville, Tenn., where he remained as president of the court-martial for the district of Tennessee until August, 1864. He then rejoined his old regiment in the Atlanta campaign, remaining with it until the organization was mustered out of service, September 20, 1864. He was never severely wounded, although he had seven different horses shot from under him. He was captured once, during a severe night battle, but while being taken to the confederate lines he escaped by a ruse and his two captors were taken prisoners instead by the union forces. He took such an active part in recruiting and organizing the company was quite prominent in political affairs in Kosciusko County and in the state. He filled many important county offices; that of County Treasurer about four years. On his return from the trip, he took to Harpers Ferry with the company he recruited another company which was assigned to the 30th Regiment, he going with it as Captain. On the organization of the regiment, he became Lieutenant Colonel and when Col. Bass was killed in action, he was promoted to Colonel and led the Regiment through many bloody battles. Rev. A. Laing, of Joliet, Illinois who was a member of the 30th Regiment says, "I do not hesitate to say of Col. Dodge that he was the coolest man under fire that I ever saw. His cheek did not flame with excitement nor blanch with fear in deadly conflict. His voice had the same calm tone, his step, the same measured tread, amid the iron hail and thunder of artillery as it had at the quiet drill in camp." Colonel Joseph B. Dodge died at his home.|