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Henry Clay Sims (May 1844 - July 8, 1928) served as a private in Company A, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Henry Sims was born May 1844 in Carter County, Tennessee to Randolph and Susannah (Matherly) Sims. He married Eliza Jane Merritt (1853-1930) with whom he had at at least eight children.

Civil War service

Sims enlisted as a private in Company A on August 1, 1864 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 20, 1864 at New Market, Tennessee.

He is described as 18 years old, 5' 4" tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Sims is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

Sims mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had never been paid, owed $18.58 to the government for clothing, and was owed a bounty of $75.

Post-war life

He applied for an invalid's pension on April 16, 1879.

Sims died July 8, 1928 in Elizabethton, Tennessee and is buried at Centerview Church of Christ Cemetery in Elizabethton. His wife applied for a widow's pension on September 10, 1928.

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