Jariah Dinkins

Mustered into service as a Private on February 18th, 1864

Born 11 August 1841

Died 14 December 1937

Buried Newsom Cemetery, Bartholomew County Indiana


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Private Dinkins was severely wounded on June 20th, 1864 in the fighting around Petersburg Virginia. Was transferred to Company G of the 20th Indiana Infantry in the fall of that year and he would serve there until his muster out on July 12th, 1865.


He filed for a pension in March of 1878.


After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln Jariah was one of the soldiers that stood guard over the body of he dead president as it laid in state in Washington D.C.