Edward R. Simms(c. 1839 - 1922)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Brooks (SC) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.
Death Date: 03/17/1922 Burial Place: Groomsville Baptist Cemetery, Moncks Corner, SC
1 Elliott, William, Casualties in the Brooks Artillery, Charleston Mecrcury, Charleston: Charleston Mecrury, 1862 [AotW citation 5384]
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