Eugene Dumont Dimmick of New York
Appointed from New York, Private, Company G, 2nd New Jersey State Militia, 26 April to 31 July 1861
First Sergeant, Company M, 5th New York Cavalry, 7 October 1861
Second Lieutenant, 9 May 1862
First Lieutenant, 10 October 1862
Honorably mustered out on 6 November 1863
Second Lieutenant, Veteran Reserve Corps, 3 February 1864
Honorably mustered out 30 June 1866
Second Lieutenant, 9th United States Cavalry, 9 August 1867
First Lieutenant, 16 January 1876
Captain, 25 October 1883
Major, 5th United States Cavalry, 13 July 1898
Transferred to the 10th United States Cavalry, 25 February 1901
Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd United States Cavalry, 1 March 1901
Colonel of Cavalry, 22 February 1903
Breveted Captain, 27 February 1890 for gallant service in action against Indians in the Black Range Mountains, New Mexico, 23 September 1879
Retired 2 March 1903
General Dimmick died in 1935 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Florence Palmer Dimmick (1850-1913) is buried with him.
GENERAL DIMMICK DIES; CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Indian Fighter, 95, Headed the Honor Guard When Lincoln’s Body Was in Albany
Had Served Against Spain
Took Part in Santiago Campaign and Commanded Second Cavalry at Matanzas
PALO ALTO, California, November 16, 1935 – General Eugene D. Dimmick, who headed the honor guard when President Lincoln’s body lay in state at the Albany Capitol, died here today at the age of 95. He was a veteran of the Civil War, Spanish-American War and several Indian campaigns.
His Civil War service included participation in the battles of Gettysburg and Bull Run. He retired from the Army in 1903 as a Colonel and in 1904 was commissioned a Brigadier General, retired, by special act of Congress. He is survived by two daughters, with whom he made his home.
Enlisting as a Private in response to Lincoln’s first call for volunteers, General Dimmick served in the Second New Jersey Volunteers and the Fifth New York Cavalry, and reached the rank of Captain in July 1863, four months before being mustered out on account of wounds. In 1867 he re-entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant of the Ninth Cavalry. At the time of his retirement he was commanding officer of Fort Ethan Allen.
In the intervening years he fought in many Indian campaigns, won a promotion for gallantry in 1879, and in the war with Spain took part in the Santiago campaign and commanded the Cavalry at Matanzas. In 1899 he was an associate judge of the United States Provisional Court at Matanzas.
The General, a native of Athens, New York, was married twice, in 1863 to Mary Caldwell, who died in 1882, in 1896 to Mrs. Florence Palmer Hazard.
DIMMICK, EUGENE D
- BRIGADIER GENERAL US ARMY RETIRED
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/16/1935
- BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH SITE 1870
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
DIMMICK, FLORENCE P W/O E D
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/15/1913
- BURIED AT: SECTION SO DI SITE LOT 1870
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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