WARTIME CDV OF WILLIAM D. SIMPSON 14TH SOUTH CAROLINA LIEUTENANT COLONEL, CONFEDERATE CONGRESSMAN AND SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR

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Waist-up view of Simpson in a light-colored double-breasted frockcoat with the three horizontal bars of a captain’s rank clearly visible on his collar. Under the image in a fine period pencil is “CAPT. WM. SIMPSON C.S.A.”

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Mount has been trimmed along one side and has clipped corners as well as some discoloration on the top and bottom edges.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint but does have a light period pencil inscription of “CAPT. WM. SIMPSON A.A.G. WHEELER’S CORPS ARMY TENN.”

William Dunlap Simpson was born on October 27, 1823 in Laurens County, South Carolina. He was educated at South Carolina College (later the University of South Carolina), completing his studies in 1843, and spent one term at Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Laurens with his partner (and father-in-law) Henry Clinton Young. He served in the South Carolina legislature in the 1850s and early 1860s, and in the Confederate States House of Representatives from 1863 to 1865.

During the Civil War Simpson served as a volunteer aide to General Milledge L. Bonham from the siege of Fort Sumter till after 1st Bull Run. He then returned home and helped to raise the 14th South Carolina Infantry and was made its lieutenant-colonel in November of 1861. He commanded the regiment at 2nd Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam and Shepherdstown. He was also present for Fredericksburg but in 1863 he resigned to serve in the Confederate Congress as stated above.

After the Civil War, Simpson returned to practice law in Laurens until 1876, when he ran successfully for the post of lieutenant governor. That year Democrats regained control of the state legislature and the governorship. He was re-elected in 1878. Upon Wade Hampton resigning from the governorship to assume his US Senate seat (to which he was elected by the state legislature), Simpson was elevated to become the 78th governor of South Carolina.

In 1880 he resigned after being appointed Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court. He served for ten years from 1880 until his death in 1890.

William Simpson died in Columbia, South Carolina on December 26, 1890 and is buried in Laurens City Cemetery, Laurens, South Carolina.   [ad][ph:L]

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