Col Seneca Galusha Simmons

Col Seneca Galusha Simmons

Birth
Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 30 Jun 1862 (aged 53)
Glendale, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 70552679 · View Source
Suggest Edits

The son of Alfred & Deborah Perkins Simmons and the husband of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident Elmira Adelaide Simmons (her maiden name, too), whom he married in 1834.

A professional soldier, he graduated from West Point in 1834 and, during the Mexican War, served at the rank of captain with the 7th U.S. Infantry. At the outset of the Civil War, he was selected colonel of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves (34th Pennsylvania Infantry) but was discharged to accept a major's commission with the regular army and assigned to the 4th U.S. Infantry. He was shot from his horse while trying to rally his fleeing troops at Charles City Crossroads (Glendale, White Oak Swamp, etc.), Virginia, and died shortly thereafter. Confederate general Micah Jenkins later died with Simmons' sword in his possession.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Post #116 G.A.R. is named in his honor.

Simmons may have been originally buried in Oakwood Cemetery and reinterred. It is not, in fact, 100% certain that he is buried in Richmond National Cemetery.


Family Members

Spouse

Advertisement

Plan a visit to Seneca Simmons?

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Dennis Brandt
  • Added: 29 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70552679
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Seneca Galusha Simmons (27 Dec 1808–30 Jun 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70552679, citing Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Brandt (contributor 47232334) .