John Simms 10th Connecticut KIA
Good details and contrast. Stamford, CT backmark. Identified by the album this CDV was in, and confirmed by comparison with other knows views of Simms.
"While the month of September is otherwise occupied with Baptist associational meetings throughout the Confederate States and United States, the stream of Baptists marching off to war continues. Many of the new soldiers will not return to their home churches.
Among those marching off to war never to return is John Simms of Stamford, Connecticut. Enlisting today in the United States army, Simms is honored by his former Sunday School students from Stamford Baptist Church, who present him with a sword. He musters into Company G of the 10th CT Volunteer Infantry on October 2, initially ranking as a a Sergeant. Simms is promoted to 1st Sergeant on May 21, 1862, rising to 2d Lieutenant on September 18, 1862. Suffering wounds on December 14, 1862 at Kingston, North Carolina, on January 7, 1863 he is promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company C. Simms dies on January 11, 1863 from wounds received at the Battle of Kingston, North Carolina." From CivilWarBaptists.Com"
Residence Stamford CT; 24 years old.
Enlisted on 9/19/1861 as a Sergeant.
On 10/9/1861 he was commissioned into "G" Co. CT 10th Infantry
He died of wounds on 1/11/1863
He was listed as:
* Wounded 12/14/1862 Kinston, NC (Severe wound in right shoulder)
* 1st Sergt 5/21/1862 (As of Co. G)
* 2nd Lieut 9/18/1862 (As of Co. G Not Mustered)
* 1st Lieut 1/7/1863 (As of Co. C Not Mustered)
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 1/7/1863 from company G to company C
Buried: Woodland Cemty, Stamford, CT