Mustered into service as a Private on February 18, 1864
Born 11 August 1841
Died 14 December 1937
Buried Newsom Cemetery, Bartholomew Co. Indiana
Private Dinkins served until the end of the war and returned to Indiana where he farmed most of his life. He stood guard over Lincolns body as it lay in state in Washington D.C.
Jariah filed for and started to receive a pension in 1878.