SYDNEY A. SIMONS, LT, USN
Sydney Simons '67
Date of birth: 1847
Date of death: November 24, 1877
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Sydney Augustus Simons was admitted to the Naval Academy from Richmond, New York on September 22, 1863 at age 16 years 11 months.
Sydney was lost on November 24, 1877 when USS Huron (1875) went aground and then wrecked in heavy weather off Nags Head, North Carolina. Ninety-seven other officers and men were also lost.
From Army & Navy Journal on December 1, 1877:
Lieutenant Simons was born and appointed from Richmond, Staten Island, Ny.Y. He entered the Academy on Sept. 22, 1863, and graduated in June, 1867, No. 5 in his class. He was promoted to lieutenant on March 21, 1871, and joined the Huron about three weeks ago. He was a fine officer, and one of the most promising young men in the Service.