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J. H. Sims
J. H. Sims

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

John Hampton Sims, Jr.

(1833 - 1864)
Home State: Mississippi
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 21st Mississippi Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was practicing as a physician in Woodville, Mississippi at the start of the War. He was appointed Lieutenant, the Jeff Davis Guards - later Company D, of the 21st Mississippi Infantry - at Woodville in May 1861.

The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action, leading the 21st, at the battle of Cedar Creek (Va) 21 October 1864.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: a biographical sketch and portrait from Patricia B. Mitchell on her Sims-Mitchell House B & B site


College: Yale University    
Death Date: 10/19/1864    Death Place: Cedar Creek, VA    Burial Place: Sligo, Mississippi

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