Description

Black and white sketch of David O. Dodd, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The boy martyr of the Confederacy

David Dodd

Born 1846 in Lavaca County, Texas.. While a boy his father moved to Saline County, Ark.. After the capture of Little Rock the family refugeed to their old home in Texas…

In October, 1863, Mr. Dodd who was sutler with the Third Arkansas Regiment in Mississippi, sent David to bring his mother and sisters to Jackson, Miss... David was also to look after some stock in Saline County.. He knew General Fagan who gave him a pass... He reached Benton and looked after his father's stray cattle... Then went on to Little Rock to visit some of his former St. John's College schoolmates.. Remained in Little Rock three weeks

David got a pass to return. Started on foot for Benton. Was taken up by a squadron of cavalry.. Searched and papers found in his shoe.. Written in telegraphic characters and giving details about Federal army.. He was tried and condemned as a spy... On the day of his execution January 8, 1864, he was offered his liberty if he would tell who gave him the information. He refused.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 18

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

David O. Dodd, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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