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J. H. Sims

J. H. Sims

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

John Hampton Sims, Jr.

(1833 - 1864)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: Yale University

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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 rest of the War

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

References & notes

Source: a biographical sketch and portrait from Patricia B. Mitchell on her Sims-Mitchell House B & B site

Birth

1833

Death

10/19/1864 Cedar Creek, VA; burial in Sligo, Mississippi