The Bay Ridge Historical Society...Where History Comes Alive!

Next Meeting   - November 16, 2016 – Wednesday 

Shore Hill Neighborhood Center (Community Room between East & West Building) 

Shore Hill Residence, 9000 Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Start time is 7:30 PM. 

Light refreshments will be served. Meetings are free and open to the public. 

Our speaker on November 16 is Jeff Richman, Green-Wood Cemetery’s full-time historian. Mr. Richman will be speaking to us about the subject of his new book, “The Gallant Sims”: A Civil War Hero Rediscovered, Samuel Harris Sim. As the Civil War began in 1861, Samuel Harris Sims, of Brooklyn, New York, enlisted to fight to preserve the Union. For the next three years, Captain Sims led his men, who greatly admired him, into many of the major battles of the war. On July 27, 1864, after three long years of service, Captain Sims, knowing that he would soon be leading his men forward as part of a grand attack, wrote from Petersburg, Virginia, that “there will be stirring times . . . I am fully conscious of what might happen to me.” Three days later, he was killed at the Battle of the Crater. He was interred at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery
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