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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Charles Gardner

  • Also Known As: Suhler, Simon
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    Company B,
    8th U.S. Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 13 - October 31, 1868
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicinity of the Black Mountains, Arizona, USA

Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 24, 1869
  • Born: 1844, Bavaria, Germany
  • Died: May 16, 1895, San Antonio, TX, United States
  • Buried: San Antonio National Cemetery (MH) (I-1610), San Antonio, TX, United States
From the CMOHS Archives

Charles Gardner had a long career in the U.S. Army under several different names. His legal name was Simon Suhler. In addition to the alias "Charles Gardner," he also served under the name "Simon Newstattel."


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