SIMONS, CHARLES J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization. Sergeant, Company A, 9th New Hampshire Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864.

Entered service at:   Exeter, N.H.

Birth:   India.

Date of issue:   27 July 1896.

Citation:   Was one of the first in the exploded mine, captured a number of prisoners. and was himself captured, but escaped.

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)