Luther Trescott Dodson enlisted in Company F, PA 36th Infantry Regiment (7th PA Reserve Infantry) on 13 Jun 1861. Luther was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness in Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864. He was taken to Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia. He was released on 24 Feb 1865. He mustered out on 7 Apr 1865.