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The French Indian War

Dodges Who Served
The French Indian War

"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."
The middle photo is of the Tower at Fort William Henry, one of the forts where battles took place during the French and Indian Wars, and the photos on the left and right of the tower, are of Fort Ticonderoga in the late 1800s before the reconstruction. This fortress changed hands many times in the course of its useful life. It was blown up by the French, abandoned by the British and allowed to molder away to ruin by the Americans. The magnificent (and sometimes controversial) reconstruction we now know as Ticonderoga is a reconstruction created during the early years of the 20th Century. (This text is taken from the linked web site) Read a brief history of the French-Indian wars.

Music of the French and Indian War - Scroll to 'Songs of War' - This site plays the music of each song and includes songs of other wars and other countries as well.

Uniform of the French Indian War:
Just to picture an average American Infantryman in the mid to late war he would probably have a Jacket, Rifleman's shirt or Work Smock, Waistcoat, Shirt, Overalls, Shoes and Snap Brim or Cocked hat. He would be equipped with a Musket, have a Cartridge Box, Sling, or Belly Box on a belt, have a Bayonet and an axe on a baldric suspension. He would have a Knapsack slung high, as well as a tin or wooden canteen. He might have a knapsack of either pattern and within this, in addition to his blanket, extra shirt, stockings, and sundries, might be a Regimental Coat. A tin cup and perhaps a pot would be fastened to his gear somewhere. In cold weather, he would wear the Regimental coat over everything and add mittens. He could have either the Half gaitors or wool leggings.
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John Dodge of Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England, was the father of William and Richard who came to America in 1629 and 1638, respectively. They settled in what is now, Salem, Massachusetts. Tristram Dodge came to Block Island, Rhode Island in 1660/61. He came from England, via Newfoundland, via Massachusetts.

Lineage - John Dodge, Middle Chinnock, England, through Richard
Phineas Dodge "Killed in an attempt to take the Island Battery at Fort Louisbourg on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia".
He died 27 May 1745 and his death is recorded in Wenham, Massachusetts (where he was born).
Son of Phineas Dodge and Martha Edwards.