Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916

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Birth 1831-04-12
Death 1916-01-03
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Grenville M. Dodge of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Civil War general; prominent national railroad surveyor and engineer; and U.S. Representative. Dodge conducted surveys for the Illinois Central, Rock Island (Mississippi to Missouri line), and the Union Pacific railroads before the Civil War. He was commissioned as Colonel with the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and promoted to Brigadier General of the United States Volunteers in 1862 and then Major General in 1864. In addition to combat, he distinguished himself as overseer of railway construction and repair, and organized a spy network to monitor the Confederate army. Dodge was chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad, 1866-1870, during the building of the first transcontinental railroad. He also did survey work for the Texas and Pacific Railway and lines in the southwestern U.S., Mexico and Cuba. He served as Republican Congressman form Iowa, 1867-1869 and head of the commission investigating the War Department's conduct in the Spanish American War.

From the description of Dodge, Grenville Mellen papers, 1850-1916. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 50181361

Grenville M. Dodge of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was a Civil War general; prominent national railroad surveyor and engineer; and U.S. Representative. Dodge conducted surveys for the Illinois Central, Rock Island (Mississippi to Missouri line), and the Union Pacific railroads before the Civil War. He was commissioned as Colonel with the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and promoted to Brigadier General of the United States Volunteers in 1862 and then Major General in 1864. In addition to combat, he distinguished himself as overseer of railway construction and repair, and organized a spy network to monitor the Confederate army. Dodge was chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad (1866-1870) during the building of the first transcontinental railroad. He also did survey work for the Texas and Pacific Railway and lines in the southwestern U.S., Mexico and Cuba. He served as Republican Congressman from Iowa (1867-1869) and head of the commission investigating the War Department's conduct in the Spanish American War.

From the description of Grenville Dodge compiled correspondence and manuscripts. Books 2-4, War period, 1861 March 1-1864 May [microform]. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 272404432

American soldier and engineer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Council Bluffs, Iowa, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Aug. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270518021

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Council Bluffs, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270518010

American general and civil engineer, who built railroads in the western United States.

From the description of Invoice of stores, 1869. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122351547

From the guide to the Grenville Mellen Dodge invoice of stores, 1869, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

American soldier, civil engineer and Republican congressman from Iowa.

From the description of Letters, 1863-1915. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122553386

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Subjects:

  • Pea Ridge, Battle of, Ark., 1862--History--Sources
  • Railroad engineering--History--Sources
  • Manuscript maps
  • Spanish--American War, 1898
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1862-1865
  • Railroads--History--Sources
  • Military bases--Maps
  • Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
  • Railroads--Design and construction--History--Sources
  • Atlanta Campaign, 1864--History--Sources
  • Fortification--Maps
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895
  • Railroads--Maps
  • Railroads--History
  • Railroads
  • Railroad engineers--Biography
  • Railroads--Design and construction--Photographs
  • Generals--Biography
  • Railroads--Construction--History--Sources
  • Railroads--United States--Construction--History--Sources

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  • Iowa--Council Bluffs (as recorded)
  • United States--Utah--Great Salt Lake Region (as recorded)
  • Iowa (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Great Salt Lake Region (Utah) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
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  • Fort Phil Kearny (Wyo.) (as recorded)
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