- He was a captain in Company K of the 10th Kentucky Partisan Rangers during the Civil War; he is included on the Civil War page.
He was a preacher after the War, and so was part of the evangelist, especially Methodist, revival which spread during the latter half of the 19th century throughout especially the midwest. His uncle James Phillips Savage was also a preacher. Here is a note taken originally from Scott, Laurence W. (editor), Texas Pulpit by Christian Preachers. (St. Louis: Christian Publishing Company, 1888): 386.
"Born: Macon County, Kentucky, April 4, 1825; Died: 1901.
W. C. DIMMITT was born in Macon [sic; read "Mason"] county, Ky., April 4th, 1825. He obeyed the gospel in 1846, and united with the church at Republican, Hopkins county, Ky. He was educated at Germantown, Ky., but spent a short time at Bethany College, Va. He married Miss Ann F. Winstead, Feb. 2d, 1847. He was ordained to the ministry in 1848. He accepted a call to the church at Sherman, Texas, in 1879, where he has been preaching ever since with great acceptance. In addition to his regular work at Sherman, he has held succe ssful protracted meetings in different portions of the State, and made one tour to California."