SIMONDS, WILLIAM EDGAR - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 25th Connecticut Infantry. Place and date: At Irish Bend, La., 14 April 1863.

Entered service at:   Canton, Conn.

Birth:   ?.

Date of issue:   25 February 1899. Citation. Displayed great gallantry, under a heavy fire from the enemy, in calling in the skirmishers and assisting in forming the line of battle.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)