Dear Amy--my name is Ron Tarburton and though retired I am a serious slar and Historian on the subject of the Medal of Honor and especially it's history associated with the Civil War.
Both sides had a Medal of Honor for valor in battle. The Confederate Medal of Honor however was not actually designed and fabricated and presented before the Civil War ended. However, a "Roll of Honor" for those who were supposed to receive it was compiled.
On that list of more than 4000 names the family name of Sims appears no less than four times, more often than for any other family root name than any other. Two of them were enlisted men from the samer Co of the same Infantry regiment in Mississippi. One was killed early in the war performing his deed oif Valat a place called Seven Pines and the other, perhaps a brother survived the war and performed his deed at a place called Weldon Railroad.
Another Sims was from an Alabama Regt and another was from a dismounted Texas Cavalry regiment.
Additionally the name Bouillion appears as a recipient oif this award---he actually received it twice. They were from Arkansas Infantry units--- One distinguiseed himself at Murfreesboro Tenn and the other wqas killed performing his deed at Chickamauga.
I like to share info like this with people. This means that your combined Buillion and Sims names have a total of six Confederate Medals of Honor in your lineage. Hope you found this informative. If you want more details just ask.
Ron Tarburton Tampa Fl
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