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Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region
Me again.
To get to that site just put in "Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region" in the address bar or google it and you will get their home page and go from there. I have not done it before, but intend on learning how to do it. The lecture is called a "webinar" or something like that and you just sit at the computer and watch like TV. Sorry, but I am a 'Newbie' with it.
Have a "Great" day, Bud
Added by Bud on Feb 04, 2012 6:10 AM
RE: Sims Family
Good Morning.
Hope all is well their.
If you want to send a private message to me, my e mail address is
You can cancel this message by using the little 'x' up in the right hand corner. Their are a few folks that I like to help thru e mail.
Best regards, Bud
Added by Bud on Feb 04, 2012 6:02 AM
Just to let you know about this.
Monday, February 13
The Friends of the National Archives, Southeast Region sponsors the free webinar "Using Civil War Records to Research African American Ancestors" with presenter Michael Hait. Discover the role African American soldiers played in the U. S. Civil War, and what can be learned from records about their military service.
When: 7 p.m. (E.D.T.)
Contact: Visit the website to register.
Added by Bud on Jan 29, 2012 2:26 PM
RE: Sims Family
Now a copy of his enlistment paper. NICE.
Added by Bud on Jan 27, 2012 3:32 PM
RE: Sims Family
Hi again.
A friend of mine has found that he died in 1890 and his widow applied for his pension. I can send a copy of that card, but would have to have an e mail address to send it to.
Also, she found several muster rolls that he appears on.
Regards, Bud
Added by Bud on Jan 27, 2012 3:09 PM
29th Regt continued.
SERVICE,-- Duty at Alexandria, Va., till June 15, 1864. Moved to White House, Va., thence to Petersburg, Va. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 19, 1864 to April 3, 1865. Mine Explosion. Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Grove Church September 29-30, and October 1. Boydon Pland Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. On the Bermuda Hundred front and before Richmond till Aprill, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28- April 9. Dutyin the Dept. of Virginia till May. Moved to Texas May and June, and duty on the Rio Grande till Nomvemeber. Mustered out November 6, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 43 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 234.

That's it for now. I wish I could pass on the man's name at the WV Archives, but he did not have a name tag on and he talked awfully fast and excited about everything. He made it sound like ax recent news cast that he was enveloved in. I bet he is one of the History professors that do volunteer work there. He left while I was writing and before I could ask some other questions.
See ya lata, Bud
Added by Bud on Oct 20, 2011 5:01 AM
RE: Sims Family
I have a little more, but the eyes are tiring and I will get back to typing in the morning.
Old man Bud
Added by Bud on Oct 19, 2011 4:06 PM
RE: Sims Family
I sent another message where he recommends two books. Find A Grave has stopped the message and will send it on after it is reviewed by them for content. ????
You should receive it in 24 hours according to Find A Grave.

Regards, Bud
Added by Bud on Oct 19, 2011 4:04 PM
RE: Sims Family
He recommended two books.

Negro Troops in the Rebellion 1861 - 1865.
by G. W. Williams. 1887

The Sable Arm.
Cornish. 1956.

Added by Bud on Oct 19, 2011 4:00 PM
RE: Sims Family
Ancestry says that he was in Co. F, and here is there battle record for the Civil War.

American Civil War Regiments
Regiment: 29th Infantry Regiment U.S. Colored Troops
Date of Organization: 24 Apr 1864
Muster Date: 6 Nov 1865
Regiment State: U.S. Colored Troops
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 29th
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 3
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 43
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 188
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers
Regimental History Battles Fought:
Fought on 30 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 1 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 4 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 12 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 4 Dec 1864.

From a book in the WV archives.
The Regiment was organized at Quincy, Ill., April 24, 1864. (The man said that many ex slaves came there from Ala, Miss and Tenn to help the Union.) Ordered to Annapolis, MD., May 27, 1864, thence to Alexandria, Va.
Attached to Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Corps, to June, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, to December, 1864.
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps, and Dept. of Texas, to November, 1865.
The man there explained it allto me, and Ancestry gives a short account. But, the Texas stuff ws to protect the border with Mexico from Confederates returning to US to keep the fight up. So he said and he was very convinicing and knoledgeable. For African-American researchers he would be the man to talk to. He has very good credentials.
Will still keep an open note for your man.
Best regards, Bud
Added by Bud on Oct 19, 2011 3:23 PM
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