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Sampson S. Simmons

Born 11/5/1843 in Milton, WV

Died 1/28/1942 in Bell, CA
Enlisted on 4/30/1862 as a Company E, 8th Virginia Cavalry
(Attended Reunion of Border Rangers in 1893. Moved to Bell, CA)

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Sampson S. Simmons, Private, Company E, 8th Virginia Cavalry
Enlisted April 30, 1863 at Giles C. H. by Capt, Everett for 2 years
Absent at Mar./Apr., 1863 Muster, Dispatch Bearer for Gen. Williams
Absent on detached service Aug. 31, 1863
Captured at Moorefield, VA August 7, 1864
Description August 10, 1864

20 Year old Farmer, resident of Cabell County, Va.

6' 1", Light Complexion, Grey Eyes, Light Hair
Forwarded from Harper's Ferry, WV to Camp Chase, Ohio,

August 11, 1864, received next day
Paroled and transferred to Pt. Lookout, Md. March 18, 1865
Paroled at Charleston, W. Va. May 22, 1865

Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia National Archives Publication Number: M324

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