Papers, 1826-1872, of Charles Dimmock and Charles Henry Dimmock. Includes sketch of the life of Charles H. Dimmock; a manuscript volume containing a journal of a voyage from Norfolk to Madeira and farm journal of "Shabby Hall," Gloucester County, Va.; travel diary, 1826, of Charles Dimmock concerning travels in Venice and Germany; and papers concerning the service of Charles Henry Dimmock in the engineer's corps in the Confederate Army, some of which include work at Yorktown, Va. and having slaves help build ramparts at Petersburg, Va.
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Charles Dimmock of Barnstable, Massachusetts, graduated from the United States Military Academy. He resigned from the U. S. Army in 1836. Dimmock served as colonel of ordnance in the Confederate States Army and died October 27, 1863. His son, Charles Henry Dimmock was born in Baltimore, Maryland, October 18, 1831. He was educated under Claude Crozet and worked as a civil engineer with various railroads. He was commissioned captain in the Confederate States Army and was responsible for fortifications at Roanoke Island and around Petersburg, Va. After the Civil War, he was city engineer of Richmond, Va. Charles Henry Dimmock died in 1873.