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E.R. Simms

E.R. Simms

Confederate (CSV)


Edward R. Simms

(c. 1839 - 1922)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Brooks (SC) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He gave his age as 22 and residence in Sumter, SC, when he enlisted April 8, 1861 in the Sumter Volunteers (Company D, 2nd South Carolina Infantry). He transferred to Company K on August 26, 1861, then mustered in with the Brooks Artillery on its organization on 28 January 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA, re-enlisted at Beams Station, TN, December 28, 1863, ws promoted Corporal September 1, 1864, and was on furlough for 45 days in January and February 1865.

After the War

He later filed for a pension with the state of South Carolina in which he said he was wounded 4 times, was deaf in one ear, had back injuries, and was surrendered at Appomattox.

References & notes

Basic information from Elliott1, with details by Dave Hann from his research in the Compiled Service Records, US Archives. The photo here also from Mr Hann.


c. 1839


03/17/1922; burial in Groomsville Baptist Cemetery, Moncks Corner, SC


1   Elliott, William, Casualties in the Brooks Artillery, Charleston Mecrcury, Charleston: Charleston Mecrury, 1862  [AotW citation 5384]