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Label
1863-1865
Inclusive dates
1863-1865
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1863-1865, of the Sims Family of Halifax County, Virginia, demonstrating the effect of the Civil War on local citizens who unfortunately lived near actual fighting. Includes correspondence relating to William Sims' work as Company Agent, his family relations, and his objection to certain army policies relating to the occupation of his plantation. Also includes a letter from John C. Coleman, serving with Fitzhugh Lee, and receipts for slaves and beef procured for the Confederacy
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William H. Sims was born in Halifax County, Virginia in 1819, the son of John Sims. He maired Sallie Jones Wilson (1823-1894), the daughter of George and Elizabeth E. Wilson of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The plantation on which they resided was located near the Staunton River Bridge and was occupied by Confederate troops from 1863-1864. Sims sent his wife and some of his children to live with her father during the war. He became the Company Agent of Halifax County and in this capacity procured supplies for the troops from citizens. He died in Halifax County on 1 June 1890. His wife died in Halifax County on 25 November 1894.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
18
Immediate source of acquisition
Edmunds, Richard C., Sr., Mrs.
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001525347
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves (12 items)

Library Locations

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