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Confederate (CSV)


Edward Warren Sims

(1833 - 1917)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old farmer at Grove Hill in Clarke County, AL. He enlisted there as a Private in Company A (later renamed I), 5th Alabama Infantry on 6 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his hand at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and was furloughed home for 60 days on 2 June 1863. He was sick with dysentery in a Richmond hospital from November 1863 to January 1864, and by April 1864 he had been judged disabled and was detailed as an ambulance driver. He was captured at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 and was a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD until released on 4 June 1865 after taking an oath of allegiance.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer at McLeod in Clarke County and was a miller there in 1900. In 1907 he was living in McIntyre, AL.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3; thanks to Miles Krisman for the pointer to him. Personal details from family genealogists, the Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans (1907), and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha Rebecca McClure (1842-1910) in August 1865 and they had as many as 8 children.


12/18/1833; Independence, Autauga County, AL


05/25/1917; Clarke County, AL; burial in New Prospect Cemetery, Clarke County, AL


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28104]