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DYCKMAN, Garrett W., soldier, born in New York; died in New York City, 21 May 1868. He began his military career in the Mexican war, entering the army as a captain, and participating in the siege of Vera Cruz, the battles of National Bridge, Contreras, and Cerro Gordo, where he was severely wounded, and the capture of the City of Mexico. At the close of the war he was brevetted colonel for bravery and meritorious conduct, and on his return was elected register of the County of New York. During the civil war he served as lieutenant colonel of the 1st New York regiment, and afterward became its colonel. He was a candidate, in August 1859, for the gold snuffbox in which the freedom of the City of New York had been officially given to Andrew Jackson forty years before. See BURNETT, WARD BENJAMIN.
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