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 William Stewart Simkins

William Stewart Simkins

Birth
Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA
Death 27 Feb 1929 (aged 86)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 17 Lot 34 Space 10
Memorial ID 9778 · View Source
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It is believed the 16 year-old Pvt. Simkins fired the first shot of the Civil War. While serving under General J.E. Jackson, he heard the Federal gunboat "Star of the West" creep into the harbor at Fort Sumpter, SC in April 1861. He awakened his comrades and fired the first shot. Professor of Law at the University of Texas, 1899-1929. Author of many textbooks.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Stewart Simkins (25 Aug 1842–27 Feb 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9778, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .