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Confederate (CSA)


Robert Moorman Sims

(1836 - 1898)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: SC Military Academy (later The Citadel)

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a farmer at Craigsville, SC before the War. He enlisted as Sergeant, Company A, 9th South Carolina Infantry on 1 April 1861, and was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company B, 6th South Carolina, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, and assigned to the staff of General Micah Jenkins on 1 January 1863. He was slightly wounded in action at Wauhatchie, TN in October 1863. He transferred to General Bratton in May 1864, to General Gary on 9 August 1864 and as Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General to General Longstreet on 14 December 1864. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was an insurance agent, a legislator, and secretary of state for South Carolina.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1


12/25/1836; Fairfield District, SC


12/09/1898; Columbia, SC; burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 266  [AotW citation 17572]