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⋆B★G⋆ Simms, James Phillip

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James Phillip Simms

Born: January 16, 1837

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Birthplace: Covington, Georgia

Father: Richard Lee Simms 1795 – 1856
(Buried: Oxford Historical Cemetery, Oxford, Georgia)​

Mother: Jerusha Bonner 1809 – 1866
(Buried: Oxford Historical Cemetery, Oxford, Georgia)​

Wife: Mary Lucy Bates 1839 – 1894 (Married: April 20, 1860)
(Buried: Southview Cemetery, Covington, Georgia)​

Children:

James Phillip “Jimmie” Simms Jr.​
Alice Lee Simms​

Education:

Studied law in Covington, Georgia​

Occupation:

Attorney in Covington, Georgia​

Civil War Career:

1861: 2nd Lt of Company H, 6th Georgia State Troops​
1861: 1st Lt. Of Company H, 6th Georgia State Troops​
1862: Mustered out of 6th Georgia State Troops​
1862: Major of 53rd Georgia Infantry​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 53rd Georgia Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry
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1864: Participated in the Battle of Cedar Creek​
1865: Captured during the Battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia​
1865: Released from Prison​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1887: Attorney in Covington, Georgia​
1865 – 1866: Georgia State Representative​
1877: Georgia State Representative​

Died: May 30, 1887

Place of Death: Covington, Georgia

Cause of Death: Unspecified Disease

Age at time of Death: 50 years old

Burial Place: Southview Cemetery, Covington, Georgia

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