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Capt William Strange Sims
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1834
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1888
Pontiac
Livingston County
Illinois, USA

In 1937, Frederick A. Sims privately published in Indianapolis a small hardbound book titled "Contribution to the History and Story of the Family of Stephen Sims and Descendants." It contains, among other things, a letter written by the compiler's father, Capt James N. Sims, shortly before the latter's 1899 death, and a similar account written by the compiler's uncle Cicero Sims.

Capt. James N. Sims seems to have omitted his youngest full brother, William Strange Sims, from his account.

Cicero Sims (p. 35 of Frederick A. Sims' book) says "William S., married Salina Strong." And (beginning on p. 35), "William S. Sims, the youngest son of the first set of my father's children, was made Captain of Company F, 86th [Indiana], by the vote of every member of the Company at its organization. He commanded the Color Company in the charge on Missionary Ridge. The flag was shot down, the staff being shot off short. He picked it up by the stub and with the flag wrapped around his arm, jumped the Rebel bank. A Rebel lay in waiting behind the bank. He made a dash at the flag, failed, and was overpowered in an instant. He surrendered with the remark that he 'was watching that d----d flag for an hour, but I didn't get it, did I?' I had this history of the affair from Captain Perry Gorham."

In 1972-1973, Lela Wolfe Prewitt published "Ancestors & Descendants of Thomas Sims of Culpeper County, Virginia, Edmund Butler of Virginia and Kentucky with Allied Families & Other Culpeper Data." On p. 61-62, she has extensive information about William Strange Sims and his descendants. 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Sims (1792 - 1863)
 
 Siblings:
  Amelia Sims Zion (1814 - 1894)*
  Rebecca J Sims Bradshaw (1815 - 1892)*
  James Noble Sims (1817 - 1899)*
  John F Sims (1819 - 1883)*
  Cicero Sims (1822 - 1913)*
  Mary Jane Sims Ritchie (1824 - 1894)*
  Larkin Sims (1825 - 1851)*
  Lewis Sims (1830 - 1914)*
  Martha Ann Sims Sims (1832 - 1913)*
  William Strange Sims (1834 - 1888)
  Thomas L Sims (1835 - 1909)*
  Elizabeth Sims Boggs (1836 - 1893)*
  David C. Sims (1838 - 1863)*
  Francis Berrien Sims (1840 - 1904)*
  Lucinda Irene Sims Smith (1841 - 1893)*
  Naomi C. Sims Brooks (1844 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Side Cemetery
Pontiac
Livingston County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jay Wright
Record added: Feb 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84801715
Capt William Strange Sims
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