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DIMMOCK, Charles, soldier, born in Massachusetts in 1800; died in Richmond, Virginia, 27 October 1863. He was graduated at the U. S. military academy in 1821, assigned to the 1st artillery, and served as assistant professor of engineering at West Point in 1821'2. He was attached to the artillery school at Fort Monroe in 1825'6 and 1828'9, being adjutant of the school in the last-named year. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant in 1828, was assistant quartermaster in 1831'6, and superintended operations at Delaware breakwater in 1831'3. He was made captain on 6 August 1836, but resigned on 30 September and became a civil engineer in the south, being employed on many important railroads, and in 1837'8 in the location of a U. S. military road to Fort Smith, Ark. In 1843'7 he was director of the James River and Kanawha canal. He was captain of Virginia militia in 1839'40, lieutenant colonel in 1841'2, and superintendent of the state armory in 1843'61. He was a member of the Richmond City council in 1850, 1854, and 1858, and at the beginning of the civil war entered the Confederate service, became brigadier general, and was chief of the ordnance department of Virginia.
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