Front: W. S. Sims, late Capt. Co. F 86 Ind. Vols. Member of T. Lyle Dickey Post no. 105 Pontiac Ills. Born Feby. 20, 1834 Back: Capt. Sims was actively engaged during the Rebelliion in eleven hard fought battles and was twice wounded. At the battle of Mission Ridge his command was on the front line, and led the storming columns of Woods division in that grand assault. His Company carried the colors of his regiment, and lost heavily in that battle. three times his flag went down with its bearer. when Sims picked it up and with his own hands bore it triumphantly through the battle. His flag was the first planted on the rebel parapets on top of the ridge, and during the battle it was pierced by eighty-eight rifle bullets [illegible] cannon ball, and the staff [illegible] lower edge of the flag. This flag [illegible] seen at any time in Memorial Hall at Indianapolis, Indiana.