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 James Phillip Simms

James Phillip Simms

Birth
Covington, Newton County, Georgia, USA
Death 30 May 1887 (aged 50)
Covington, Newton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Covington, Newton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 9087 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. A successful lawyer at the start if the Civil War, he joined the Confederate service in October, 1862 and was commissioned Colonel of the 53d Georgia Regiment. He fought at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chattanooga and was wounded at Knoxville's Fort Sanders. He served in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign and was promoted Brigadier General in November, 1864. At the Petersburg siege, he was captured and was held prisoner at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, until July, 1865. After the war, he practiced law and served in the Georgia State Legislature.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9087
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Phillip Simms (16 Jan 1837–30 May 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9087, citing Covington City Cemetery, Covington, Newton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .