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Inventory of the Eldred J. Simkins Collection, 1842-1977
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Persons represented by 3 or more pieces


Beckett, George W. 1925-1930

Physical Description: 10 pieces

Bythewood, Elizabeth L. 1864-1928

Physical Description: 16 pieces

Bythewood, Sarah (Fickling) 1864-1873?

Physical Description: 7 pieces

Christensen Realty Company 1928-1929

Physical Description: 6 pieces

Dandridge, Charles G. 1872-1874

Physical Description: 3 pieces

Fickling, Anna Trezevant 1863-1927

Physical Description: 7 pieces

Fickling, Sarah (Bythewood) 1876-1877?

Physical Description: 4 pieces

Iglesias, Frances Earle (Simkins) Rousseau 1898-1929

Physical Description: 8 pieces

Lee, Thomas S. 1862

Physical Description: 3 pieces

Mays, Richard 1903-1928

Physical Description: 3 pieces

Rodgers, S. H. 1906

Physical Description: 3 pieces

Simkins, Benjamin B. 1900-1930

Physical Description: 14 pieces

Simkins, Eldred J. 1860-1901

Physical Description: 102 pieces

Simkins, Eliza Josephine (Trescot) 1860-1917?

Physical Description: 97 pieces

Simkins, Joseph Stewart 1904-1929?, 1968

Physical Description: 6 pieces

Simkins, Martha c.1900-c.1940

Physical Description: 10 pieces

Simkins, William Stewart (1842-1929) 1896- 1922

Physical Description: 38 pieces

Trescot, Anne Maria (Bythewood) 1874?-1902

Physical Description: 15 pieces

Trescot, E. Bocquet 1912-1937

Physical Description: 3 pieces

Trescot, Edward Henry 1849-1885

Physical Description: 10 pieces

Trescot, Sarah McCrady 1915-1929

Physical Description: 10 pieces

Interesting or Important Items


SIM 89  Lee, Thomas S. To Anne Maria (Bythewood) Trescot. 1862, Jan. 7. Sketch of Charleston, S.C., and its defenses after invasion scare.


The following letters from Eldred J. Simkins to Eliza Josephine (Trescot) Simkins:


SIM 134  1862, Dec. 19. Confederate troops' food and clothing; skirmish at Dumfries, Va.


SIM 138  1863, July 9. Defenses at Charleston harbor; chances of Federal forces taking Charleston.


SIM 142  1863, Aug. 19-20. Yankees firing parrot gun at Fort Sumter, description and sketch of Yankee mortar boats and monitors.


SIM 143  1863, Aug. 25-26. Yankee attacks on Battery Wagner and Fort Sumter; defenses at Charleston harbor.


SIM 145  1863, Sep. 7. Abandonment of Battery Wagner and Morris Island by Confederates; description of Charleston and of U.S.S. Ironsides.


SIM 151  1863, Nov. 2-4. Jefferson Davis reviews Confederate troops at Charleston harbor.


SIM 172  1864, July 9. Simkins ordered to James Island, where he and his company are mixed up in Yankee lines; relative strengths of Confederate Charleston harbor positions.


SIM 173  1864, July 10. Yankee assault on James Island and engagement at Battery Pringle, Charleston harbor.


SIM 177  1864, Aug. 8-9. Blockade runners at Charleston harbor.


SIM 181  1864, Sep. 5. Fears for Confederacy after Hood's Atlanta defeat; Yankees at Charleston harbor place Confederate prisoners on their batteries.


SIM 191  1864, Oct. 21. Confederate soldiers salvaging wrecked blockade runners in Charleston harbor.


SIM 197  1864, Dec. 18. Description of Savannah lines; Yankee prisoner battalion.


SIM 204  1865, Mar. 21. Retreat from Charleston; Yankee looting in Charleston and Columbia.


SIM 206  1865, Apr. 6. March of Simkins' brigade to North Carolina and losses sustained.


SIM 422  Trescot, Edward Henry. To Anne Maria (Bythewood) Trescot. 1849, Aug. 16. Long letter of gold seeker, describing his voyage from Charleston, S.C., to Panama, aboard the ship "Thomas Bennet" and his experiences in Panama.