SIMS, ISHAM R. (1847 ~ 1921). Confederate veteran Isham R. Sims was born in Alabama in 1847. At some point, he moved to Louisiana where he joined the Confederate Army at Homer at the beginning of the war, according to his pension records.
During the Civil War he belonged to Wade's Battery, Louisiana Artillery which was most likely a part of the First Louisiana Heavy Artillery Regiment. The First Louisiana fought at Vicksburg and surrendered there before being exchanged. How long Sims served is unclear, but in his pension records Sims states his unit surrendered at Grand Ecore, Louisiana in June of 1865.
Sims moved to Texas in 1885 and lived in Sinton, San Patricio County and Gainesville, Cook County before entering the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. He was single and worked as a hotel clerk before he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on December 8, 1921.
Sims died at the Home on March 21, 1931 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery the next day.
Information taken from Sims's Texas State Cemetery file materials.