Francis Safford Dodge
Captain, U.S. Army, Troop D, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Awarded for actions near White River Agency, Colo.
September 29, 1879
With a force of 40 men rode all night to the relief of a command that had been defeated and was besieged by an overwhelming force of Indians, reached the field at daylight, joined in the action and fought for 3 days.