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Alvan Augustus "Gus" Simonds
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1841
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 9, 1898
Ohio, USA

Son of Abel and Jane (Todd) Simonds, grandson of Joseph and Sarah (Downe) Simonds.

On 12 Jul 1861 Alvan mustered into service with Company B of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 5 months and 14 days old.

Alvan and George F. Simonds, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. B.

On 22 Jun 1864 Alvan was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Prince George County, Virginia. On 12 Aug 1864 Alvan ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service, as a returned Prisoner of War.

From "The Fitchburg Sentinel," Fitchburg, Massachusetts (9 May 1898):
"Death of Alvan A. Simonds
Daniel Simonds received a dispatch this morning, announcing the death of his brother, Alvan A. Simonds of Dayton, Ohio. For over two years, the deceased had been ailing from cerebral hemorrage of the brain and, during the last six months, had been in Flint, Mich., where he died, this morning. The funeral will be held at Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday.
A. A. Simonds, or "Gus," as his friends and familiarly called him, was well known in this city, having lived here till 1874, when he resigned as treasurer of the Simonds Manufacturing company, to go to Dayton, Ohio, to engage in the manufacture of machine knives, where he conducted a large business.
Mr. Simonds was about 58 years of age and a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in Co. B, 15th regiment Mass. Volunteers, on July 12, 1861, and served honorably as a corporal until he was mustered out Aug. 12, 1864. With the late R. E. Bowen of Milford, he was captured by the rebels after the battle of Gettysburg, but escaped while on the march from Richmond to Andersonville, joining the Union lines near Winchester after living in the mountains for 24 days. In the volume, "Fitchburg in the War of the Rebellion," mention is made of his being wounded, but it was not serious. He experienced some of the hardest fighting in which the Army of the Potomac was engaged.
He leaves a wife, one son, and three daughters -- the eldest of whom is married and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Family links: 
  Abel Simonds (1804 - 1875)
  Jane Todd Simonds (1810 - 1886)
  Marcella Caroline Willard Simonds (1841 - 1905)*
  Caroline I. Simonds Gardner (1866 - 1927)*
  Cora Belle Simonds Henry (1870 - 1954)*
  Herbert R Simonds (1873 - 1956)*
  Bessie Simonds (1874 - 1880)*
  Ethel Gertrude Simonds Smith (1875 - 1922)*
  Joseph Farwell Simonds (1828 - 1896)**
  Charles Henry Simonds (1831 - 1832)*
  Thomas Todd Simonds (1834 - 1919)*
  William Henry Simonds (1836 - 1863)*
  Alvan Augustus Simonds (1841 - 1898)
  George Frederick Simonds (1842 - 1894)*
  Daniel Simonds (1847 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 103, Lot 2047
Maintained by: DaurRegt
Originally Created by: Anna
Record added: Feb 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104746838
Alvan Augustus Gus Simonds
Added by: Anna
Alvan Augustus Gus Simonds
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Civil War Veteran & Prisoner of War, 5th cousin 4 x removed
- rickb
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014

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