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J. Sims

J. Sims

Federal (USV)

Private

Jerome Sims

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer from Johnson County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was promoted Corporal afterward "for gallantry at Antietam" and assigned to the Color Guard.

The rest of the War

He was mortally wounded in the left leg and abdomen in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and died the next day.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 source also of his picture, and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

05/04/1863 Chancellorsville, VA; burial in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pp. 193, 583  [AotW citation 18472]