Charles Dimmock
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1831
Date of Death: 1873
Occupation: Engineer, Architect, Poet, Soldier
Parents: Charles Dimmick,
Henrietta Johnson
Spouse: Emily Louisa Moale (d. 1859),
Elizabeth Lewis Selden
Children: Seven
Military Branch: Confederate States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Military Branch: CS Army (Second American Revolution)
Charles Henry Dimmock (October 18, 1831 - March 29, 1873) was an American engineer who worked with various railroads. During the American Civil War, he was commissioned captain in the Confederate States Army and was responsible for fortifications at Roanoke Island and around Petersburg, Virginia. After the war, he was city engineer of Richmond.

Charles Dimmock in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Colonel Charles Dimmock was the chief marshal at Robert E. Lee's inauguration on March 4, 1868.[1] He survived the Rivington Men's attack with only the loss of the lower part of his right ear. He showed Lee the weapon the Rivington Men had used in their attack, a firearm called an Uzi.[2]

Later, as Confederate troops traded gunfire with group of attackers were holed up in AWB's former Richmond headquarters, Dimmock personally insured Lee stayed in a safe location in the Hall of Delegates, only letting Lee leave the building after the AWB threat had been neutralized.[3]


  1. The Guns of the South, pg. 405, pb.
  2. Ibid., pg. 416.
  3. Ibid., pg. 418.