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John Francis SIMON

Male 1843 - 1863


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  • Born  27 Jul 1843  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Apr 1863  Regmt Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  UNKNOWN  Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I178  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  16 Jan 2012 

    Father  Francis Bodwin SIMON,   b. 19 Dec 1810,   d. 1 Sep 1870, Salem, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Adeline FELT,   b. 28 Feb 1811,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married  25 Oct 1841 
    Family ID  F046  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Apr 1863 - Regmt Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • per History of the Fiftieth* Regiment of Infintry, Mass. Voluteer Militia (M.V.M.) in the late War of the Rebellion, by William B. Stevens (Co. C), Boston, 1907 (p. 295):
      "Company A, John F. Simon. Corpl. Machinist. Age 19. Single. Salem. Enl. Aug. 15, 1862. Mustered in Sept. 15, 1862. Died in Baton Rouge, LA, April 18, 1863."

      per Mass Soldiers... Vol. IV, p. 511:
      "... of disease in Regmt hospital..."

      *contradiction: 30th Mass Infantry per Felt Genealogy

      Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers; Ancestry.com:
      Name: John F Simon ,
      Residence: Salem, Massachusetts
      Occupation: Machinist
      Enlistment Date: 15 August 1862
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Union
      State Served: Massachusetts
      Unit Numbers: 962 962
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 15 August 1862 at the age of 19
      Enlisted in Company A, 50th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 15 September 1862.
      Died of disease Company A, 50th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 18 April 1863 in Baton Rouge, LA

      Regimental History
      FIFTIETH REGIMENT
      MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA (INFANTRY)
      NINE MONTHS

      The 50th Regt. Mass. Vol. Mil. was raised in response to the call of Aug. 4, 1862, for nine months troops. Its nucleus was the old 7th Regt. Mass. Vol. Mil., composed of companies from Essex and Middlesex counties, and commanded by Col. Carlos P. Messer. As early as Aug. 9, 1862, at a meeting of the line officers of the 7th Regiment, held at South Reading, it was voted to proffer the services of the regiment for the nine months term, and a communication was sent by Colonel Messer to Governor Andrew to that effect. The offer was accepted, and during the latter part of August and the month of September the old companies were recruited up to war strength, and enough new ones were raised to make up a full ten company regiment. By a general order dated Sept. 11, 1862, the 7th was re-designated the 50th Regt. Mass. Vol. Mil., and on the following day the members of the regiment and recruits began to assemble at Camp Stanton, Boxford. Here it was recruited up to the full regimental standard, and the
      companies were mustered in between Sept. 15 and Sept. 30.

      The 50th left for New York, Nov. 19, arriving the following day, and being almost immediately ordered thence to Camp Banks, Long Island, the rendezvous of the Banks expedition to Louisiana.

      The different companies left New York, Company "I" on the first of December, and the rest of the companies on or about the 11th, some of them on condemned or unmanageable transports. The regiment was finally conveyed from Fort Monroe to Louisiana in fragments. Company "I ", which had
      preceded the rest, passed New Orleans on its transport, the NEW BRUNSWICK, and arrived at Baton Rouge, La., Dec. 16. Here it was attached to the 30th Mass. Inf. until the major part of the 50th arrived. Companies "A ", " E ", and " K" arrived at New Orleans on the JERSEY BLUE, Jany. 19, and reached Baton Rouge, Feb. 6. Companies "C", "G", and "H", on the JENNY LIND arrived at New Orleans, Feb. 10, and on the 14th reached Baton
      Rouge. On the MONTEBELLO which conveyed Companies "B", "D", and "F", the small pox broke out, and these companies did not join the rest until April 2, 1863.

      At Baton Rouge the regiment was assigned to Dudley's (3d) Brigade, Augur's (1st) Division, l9th Corps, and before the arrival of the last three companies it had, on March 14, taken part in the demonstration against Port Hudson, made in cooperation with Farragut's fleet, two vessels of which, the HARTFORD and the ALBATROSS, succeeded in passing the Port Hudson batteries and securing a position on the river above
      the city. From this time until March 26, the regiment was at Winter's plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi about three miles below Port Hudson. On the latter date it returned to Baton Rouge.

      On May 12 the regiment proceeded to White's Bayou about ten miles southeast from Port Hudson where it remained until the 26th when it moved up to the works in front of the city. It took part in the assault on Port Hudson, May 27, its losses, however, being slight. It did not participate in the
      second assault, June 14, but was engaged in supporting batteries and in trench duty until the surrender of the city, July 9.

      From this time on for about twenty days it was in Port Hudson doing guard duty. On July 29 it boarded the steamer OMAHA bound for Cairo, Ill., en route for home. At Helena, Ark., the boat grounded on a sand bar, and the regiment was transferred to the steamer L. M. KENNETT, reaching Cairo, Aug.5. Here it entrained for Massachusetts, reaching Boston, Aug. 11. After a collation at Beach Street Barracks the regiment was marched to the Common and there dismissed, to reassemble at Wenham Mass., August 24.where it was formally mustered out of the United States service.

      Battles Fought
      Fought on 27 May 1863 at Port Hudson, LA.

  • Sources 
    1. [S02141] Felt Genealogy.

    2. [S02092] Death Records from Mass Archives, Salem 1863 174 258 Death .