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Goswin Dimmers
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1844
Limburg, Netherlands
Death: Aug. 3, 1865
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA

Co G 6th MN Inf

Name misspelled as "Gotzian Dumers" in the official records

Age: 21
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.

DATE OF DEATH: 08/03/1865

Sources: MN Civil War Soldiers, 
Family links: 
  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 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Sec K Site #3450
Maintained by: History Seeker
Originally Created by: MN Researcher
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70399867
Goswin Dimmers
Added by: MN Researcher
Goswin Dimmers
Added by: History Seeker
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- Julia
 Added: Dec. 27, 2016

- Julia
 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
- Julia
 Added: Apr. 7, 2012
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