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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

William J. Sims

(? - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Louisa County, he mustered as Private, Company A, 23rd Virginia Infantry on 15 May 1861 at Thompson's Crossroads, VA. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 5 November 1861 and First Lieutenant on 21 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from Thomas Rankin's 23rd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1985) via the Historical Data Systems database.

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18953]