Lettie Dodge Montgomery

Volume 16 Issue 2     Summer 2009

Witness to the Civil War and the Transcontinental Railroad

One day in 1928 Lettie Dodge Montgomery welcomed to her grand summer home in Simsbury a writer and his wife.  The man, Jacob R. Perkins, was close to publishing a biography of Mrs. Montgomery’s father, Major General Grenville M. Dodge, the Civil War soldier and Abraham Lincoln’s choice to build the eastern portion of the first transcontinental railroad 1.

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