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Dodd, David Owen, 1846-1864


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1846-11-10
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1864-01-08
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: St. John's College (Little Rock, Ark.)
    • Birth Place

        Victoria (Tex.)
    • Death Place

        Little Rock (Ark.)
    • Associated Locale

        Benton (Ark.)
    • Associated Locale

        Lavaca County (Tex.)
    • Associated Locale

        Monroe (La.)
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    • found: Lair, J., Boy hero of the Confederacy, 2001:t.p. (David Owen Dodd) p. 159 (b. Nov. 10, 1846, Victoria, Tex.; d. Jan. 8, 1864, Little Rock, Ark.)
    • found: NUCMC data from Arkansas Hist. Comm. for His Papers, 1859-1970(David Owen Dodd was born at Victoria, Lavaca County, Tex., Nov. 10, 1846. In 1858 the family moved to Benton, Ark. In 1861 or 1862, the family moved to Little Rock where David began attending St. John's College. Shortly afterward he dropped out because of illness and worked in telegraph offices, first at Little Rock, then later at Monroe, La. In 1863, David joined his father, who was sutler to the Third Arkansas Regiment (dismounted rifles) in Granada, Miss. After Federal occupation of Little Rock on Sept. 10, 1863, David returned to Little Rock for the purpose of bringing his mother and sisters to Jackson, Miss. As efforts to relocate were unsuccessful, David and his family returned to Little Rock where David obtained employment in a sutler's store. In early Dec. 1863, David's father returned and took the family to Camden, Ark. In mid-December, David was sent back to Little Rock to complete unfinished business on behalf of his father. David carried a certificate signed by his father stating his date of birth and lack of affiliation with the army. This was not sufficient to save David from arrest on his return trip, Dec. 29, 1863, when a search by Federal soldiers revealed a memoranda book containing descriptions of Federal troops in the area in telegraphic code. Following a six day trial, the court passed sentence of death by hanging. Pardon was offered to young Dodd if he would reveal his informant. When he refused, Gen. Steele ordered the sentence carried out on Jan. 8, 1864, on the grounds of St. John's College. Dodd was buried Jan. 9, 1864, at Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.)
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