|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1844|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1865|
Co G 6th MN Inf
Name misspelled as "Gotzian Dumers" in the official records
Induction Date: 11 Feb 1864
Birth Place: Overhoven-Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands (Holland)
Father: Peter Arnold Dimmers (1808-1884)
Mother: Anna Catharina Jorissen (1812-1878)
Anna Maria, John, Elizabeth, Gertrude, Catherine, and Johanna Maria
Brother John Dimmers enlisted Co G 6th MN Inf, survived the war and was pensioned for his service.
Residence: Benton, Carver Co., MN
In August, 1862, the 6th Minnesota Volunteer Regiment was organized in order to begin a military campaign against the Sioux Indians in southwestern Minnesota during the Sioux Uprising. The Sioux Uprising or Dakota Conflict lasted from August 20 to November 14, 1862.
According to the records of the National Park Service, Goswin Dimmers and his brother John both enlisted in the Union Army on February 11, 1864 and were given the rank of private. They were both assigned to Company G of the 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army. Their company was assigned to Madelia until June 1864. From there, the entire regiment appears to have moved to Helena Arkansas, and then to St. Louis, Missouri.
In January 1865, they traveled to New Orleans by steamboat, and remained on duty there until March 5, 1865. In March, the regiment moved to Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, Alabama, and they were involved in the campaign against Mobile, Alabama. In late March and early April, they participated in the siege of the Spanish Fort and the assault on Fort Blakely. The 6th Minnesota helped capture Fort Blakely on April 09, 1865.
In April 1865, Goswin and his regiment marched to Montgomery, Alabama, and they remained on duty until the end of July, 1865. Goswin died on August 03, 1865 in or near Montgomery, Alabama, just as his regiment began traveling back to St. Paul, Minnesota to be discharged from service. His cause of death is unknown, but it is likely that he died from disease. Goswin was originally buried in Montgomery, but his remains were later transferred to the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. His name is listed as "Gotzian Dumers" in the official military records.
Apparently, Goswin Dimmer's family received no notification of his death from the U.S. Army, and his fate remained unknown to them and to their descendants for 138 years. The only information that was passed on about him in his family's oral history was that he apparently ran away and joined the Union Army during the Civil War, and his family never heard from him again.
PVT US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 08/03/1865
BURIED AT: SECTION K SITE 3450
Sources: MN Civil War Soldiers, gravelocator.cem.va.gov
Peter Arnold Dimmers (1808 - 1884)
Anna Catharina Jorissen Dimmers (1812 - 1878)
John Dimmers (1842 - 1921)*
Goswin Dimmers (1844 - 1865)
Joanna Maria Tummers (1846 - 1861)*
Elizabeth Timmers Schommer (1849 - 1930)*
Gertrude Timmers Jordan (1852 - 1932)*
Katherina Dimmers Strassen (1857 - 1927)*
Anna Maria Dimmers (1859 - ____)*
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: Sec K Site #3450
Maintained by: Therese Klopfenstein
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70399867
Added: Aug. 21, 2012
2nd Great Uncle Goswin You are not forgotten loved one nor will you ever be as long as life and memory last we will remember thee|
Added: Apr. 7, 2012
Buried with the honors due to you. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Mar. 10, 2012
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