Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916

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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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creatorOf Panhandle Construction Company : [collection] : 1886- 1887 ;. History Colorado
referencedIn Collection on Grenville Mellen Dodge, 1866-2008. Norwich University, Kreitzberg Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. Railroadiana (Western U.S.A.), Part 2. Collection, 1869-1901. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Brown, Edward. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Conner, Phineas S. (Phineas Sanborn), 1839-1909,. Scrapbook, 1861-1899 (bulk 1861-1866; 1898-1899). New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Map of location 11th hundred miles U.P.R.R. : [Utah] / G.M. Dodge, Chief Engr. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Letters, 1863-1915. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harlan, Edgar Rubey, 1869-1941. Edgar Rubey Harlan papers, 1887-1937. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Invoice of stores, 1869. American Primers
referencedIn Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad, (inclusive), 1861-1969 Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Nelson Cole Powder River Expedition papers, 1861-1899, 1865 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Dodge, Grenville Mellen papers, 1850-1916. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Wilson, James Harrison, 1837-1925. James Harrison Wilson papers, circa 1862-1923 (bulk 1890-1915). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Papers, 1851-1916 [microform]. Council Bluffs Public Library
referencedIn McComb, Henry S., 1825-1881. Papers, 1856-1889. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896. Columbus Delano family papers, 1845-1889. Library of Congress
referencedIn Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890. Letters, 1869-1887. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Mrs. L.M. Key manuscripts from Grenville M. Dodge collection [microform]. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Allison, William Boyd papers 1825-1908. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Hudnutt, Joseph Opdyke, b. 1824. Joseph O. Hudnutt letters to Grenville M. Dodge, 1868-1869 [microform]. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn James Harrison Wilson Papers, 1861-1923, (bulk 1890-1915) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hecker, Frank Joseph, 1846-1927. Frank J. Hecker papers, 1891-1908, bulk 1898-1905. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Map of the military district, Kansas and the territories / Maj. Gen. G.M. Dodge, commanding, 1866 ; executed under the direction of Maj. Geo. T. Robinson, Chf. Engr. ; drawn by T.H. Williams. Newberry Library
referencedIn Knox, John. Collection : of John Knox, 1844-1981. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886. John Alexander Logan family papers, 1836-1925 (bulk 1860-1917). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dewey, George, 1837-1917. George Dewey papers, 1805-1949 (bulk 1885-1931). Library of Congress
referencedIn [Grenville M. Dodge; biographical sketches. : Pamphlet vol.] HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Webster, Mary, b. 1838. Julia Dodge papers, 1855-1861. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. Papers of Elihu Root, 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1937). Library of Congress
referencedIn Dodge family. Papers, 1850-1903. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Grenville Mellen Dodge invoice of stores, 1869 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Jayhawkers Of '49 Collection, 1849 - 1952 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Childs, George William, 1829-1894. Letter to Grenville M. Dodge. Philadelphia, PA. 1963 July 20. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Elihu Root Papers, 1863-1937, (bulk 1899-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Leonard, Levi O., 1854-1942. Papers of Levi O. Leonard 1839-1941 (Part 2). University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Comey family. Civil War papers, 1859; 1861-1932. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville M., 1831-1916. Texas and Colorado Railway Improvement Company : [collection] : 1881-1887 ;. History Colorado
creatorOf Bowen, George,. Edward Lewis Berthoud : [collection] : 1851-1907 ;. History Colorado
referencedIn Large, Arthur W., 1881- . Papers, 1916-1961. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Simons, George, 1834-1917. George Simons sketches, c.1853-1898. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn King, Nathan D., 1839-1863. Nathan D. King Civil War diary, 1861 September 30-1862 February 2. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 (bulk 1843-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Painter, Uriah Hunt, 1837-1900. Papers, 1855-1936. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Bruce, Robert, 1873-. Robert Bruce papers. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Starr, Frank Farnsworth. Autograph letter signed : Middletown, Conn., to Gen. G.M. Dodge, 1904 Apr. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers relating to the Ames family and the Union Pacific Railroad, 1861-1969 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Jones, Morgan, 1840-1926. Papers, 1877-1944. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1819-1969, (bulk 1843-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway : [collection] : 1886-1910 ; manuscript. History Colorado
referencedIn Frank J. Hecker papers, Hecker, Frank J., 1891-1908, 1898-1905 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn George Dewey Papers, 1805-1949, (bulk 1885-1931) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Norwich University. Friends of the Kreitzberg Library. Friends of the Kreitzberg Library records, 1968-2010. Norwich University, Kreitzberg Library
referencedIn Reed, Samuel Benedict, 1818-1891. Letters of Samuel Benedict Reed, 1864-1870. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Oglesby, Richard J. (Richard James), 1824-1899. Papers, 1846-1924. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Autograph letter signed : Council Bluffs, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Apr. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Cole, Nelson, d. 1899. Nelson Cole's Powder River Expedition papers, 1861-1899 (bulk 1865) University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Peters, Don T. C. Papers, 1815-1881; (bulk 1860-1872). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Harrison Clifford Dale research papers, 1827-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Julia Dodge papers, Dodge, Julia papers, 1855-1861 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Breese, Levi M.,. Patriotic photograph [picture], ca. 1915. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
referencedIn John Alexander Logan Family Papers, 1836-1925, (bulk 1860-1917) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. James Sullivan Clarkson papers, 1851-1917. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Grenville Dodge compiled correspondence and manuscripts. Books 2-4, War period, 1861 March 1-1864 May [microform]. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Rogers, Fred Blackburn, 1889-. Patrick Edward Connor Collection. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Invoice of stores, 1869. American Primers
creatorOf Dodge, Grenville Mellen, 1831-1916. Autograph letter signed : Council Bluffs, Iowa, to William W. Belknap, 1871 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn McCoid, M. A. (Moses Ayers), 1840-1904. Papers of Moses A. McCoid, 1859-1884. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers, 1843-1969 (bulk 1843-1908) Library of Congress
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associatedWith Allen, Alice E., person
associatedWith Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. person
associatedWith Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898. person
associatedWith Barnett, William J. person
associatedWith Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890. person
associatedWith Brown, Edward. person
associatedWith Bruce, Robert, 1873- person
associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
correspondedWith Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918. person
associatedWith Cole, Nelson, d. 1899. person
associatedWith Comey family. family
associatedWith Conner, Phineas S. (Phineas Sanborn), 1839-1909, person
correspondedWith Dale, Harrison Clifford, b. 1885 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Delano, Columbus, 1809-1896. person
correspondedWith Dewey, George, 1837-1917. person
correspondedWith Dewey, George G. (George Goodwin), -1963 person
associatedWith Dodge family. family
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associatedWith Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company corporateBody
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correspondedWith Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968 person
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associatedWith Hecker, Frank Joseph, 1846-1927 person
associatedWith Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. person
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associatedWith Wingate, Charles E. L. (Charles Edgar Lewis), b. 1861 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Iowa--Council Bluffs
Iowa
Great Salt Lake Region (Utah)
California
Kansas
Fort Phil Kearny (Wyo.)
California
West (U.S.)
Council Bluffs (Iowa)
United States
United States--Utah--Great Salt Lake Region
United States
United States
Subject
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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Birth 1831-04-12

Death 1916-01-03

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