John Hampton Sims, Jr.(1833 - 1864)
Home State: Mississippi
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 21st Mississippi Infantry
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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