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|Posted: Sun Nov 20th, 2011 03:11 pm||
I haven't gone into the Dimmitt (aka Dimmett) project very far, but I might have some info that could possibly point you in the right direction.
Your great great uncle I presume was Burton S. Dimmitt. He mustered out as a sergeant in 1865. As you say, he enlisted at the same time as Meredith. This source gives their county of residence as Spencer County.
42nd Indiana Roster, C-D
Burton died in 1918. Here is his tombstone. Perhaps Burton collected a pension that might have some info on it.
Burton S. Dimmett (1843 - 1918) - Find A Grave Memorial
You say that Meredith and Burton might have been cousins, so I presume you have eliminated the possibility that they were brothers. The 1860 Census might be of use to you.
The Historical Society of Spencer County might be able to provide info:
Spencer County Historical Society, Rockport, Indiana
And here are the Genealogical Archives of Spencer County. Perhaps you can get a free look up.
Genealogy Archives | Search Spencer County Genealogy Records!
Burton is buried in a cemetery in Warrick County, which is next door to Spencer County. Here is their historical society.
Warrick County Historical Society | Facebook
Here is the Indiana Historical Society, which might also be useful:
A hit on any of these might give you the answers that you seek.
Last edited on Sun Nov 20th, 2011 03:26 pm by Texas Defender