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Lebbeus Simkins
Birth: 1836
Utica
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1884
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A native of New York, Simkins served in the United States Navy during the American Civil War as a Coxswain on board the USS Richmond. His CMOH was awarded for action in Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864. His citation reads, " On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Simkins performed his duties with skill and courage throughout a furious 2 - hour battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the damaging and destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan." (bio by: G.Photographer) 
 
Burial:
Sacramento City Cemetery
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Plot: 121 Tier 2 Gr: 113 Lower Odd Fellows Section
 
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Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: Apr 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13918327
Lebbeus Simkins
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