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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Charles Jenks Simons

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    9th New Hampshire Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 30, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Was one of the first in the exploded mine, captured a number of prisoners, and was himself captured, but escaped.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles J. Simons
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles J. Simons
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 27, 1896
  • Born: March 29, 1843, Bombay, India
  • Died: June 18, 1914, Chicago, IL, United States
  • Buried: Cremated at Oak Woods Cemetery; Ashes returned to widow, Chicago, IL, United States

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