Anna Murray “Annie” Simpson

Anna Murray “Annie” Simpson

Birth
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Nov 1930 (aged 98)
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 82111837 · View Source
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Sister of Sgts George A Simpson and J Randolph Simpson.

Annie was descended on her father's side from Scotch-Irish families, Simpson and Murray, that came over in early Colonial times and settled in the eastern part of Pennsylvania. Her grandfather, Lieutenant John Simpson, came to Huntingdon shortly after the Revolutionary War. Her father, John Simpson, was a blacksmith and farmer, owning the Simpson homestead on Stone Creek just beyond the present Borough line.

Following the Battle of Antietam, she traveled to Maryland to find her brothers. George was dead, and J.R. was severely wounded, having been shot through one lung. Annie escorted JR back to Huntingdon and nursed him back to health.

The 125th Regiment voted custody for life of the banner, stained with George's blood, to Annie. After the War, the survivors of the 125th elected to place George's likeness on their monument. Annie returned to the Antietam Battlefield with George's flag and unveiled the monument at its dedication.


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  • Created by: Donald Coho
  • Added: 18 Dec 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 82111837
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Murray “Annie” Simpson (15 Dec 1831–10 Nov 1930), Find a Grave Memorial no. 82111837, citing Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donald Coho (contributor 47638302) .