the Civil War, he resumed the study of medicine and graduated from
Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. On October 1, 1865, he
married Henrietta Shackelford of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and ten days
later moved to Farmington, Minnesota.
Farmington’s first physician, Dr. Dodge served the community as
chairman of the Board of Health for many years. He was a member of the
Dakota County Medical Society, the State Medical Society and the
American Medical Society.