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 Simon Suhler

Simon Suhler

Birth
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 15 May 1895 (aged 50–51)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section I Site 1610
Memorial ID 18131 · View Source
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Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Germany, he served in the 11th Heavy Artillery and the 4th New York Heavy Artillery, during the Civil War. After the war due to Jewish anti-Semitism, he reenlisted as a Private in Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry, under the name of Charles Gardner. In Arizona, Territory, while performing scout duties for his company, he was in constant actions with hostile Apache Indians, from August to October, 1868. For bravery in scouts and actions against Indians, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in July 1869. A corrected name monument stone was placed at his gravesite on Veteran's Day, 1988.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18131
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simon Suhler (1844–15 May 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18131, citing San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .