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C. Curie
C. Curie

Federal (USV)


Charles Curie

(1842 - 1910)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He arrived in the US with his parents in 1844 and lived first in Paterson, NJ. From 1856 - 59 he worked in a relative's store in Cleveland, OH, then in an importing business in New York City. He enlisted in Company C, 9th New York Infantry on 23 April 1861. He was on the North Carolina Expedition and promoted Corporal on 5 March 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was furloughed to recover and on 13 February 1863 commissioned First Lieutenant in the "2nd Battalion, Hawkins' Zouaves', which transferred into Company C, 178th NY Infantry in June. He was on provost duty in Washington DC to September 1863 and then west to Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He was appointed Brigade (later Division) Ordnance Officer after February 1864. Appointed Captain, Company A, 178th Infantry on 30 September 1864 but was discharged in December for disability from illness.

After the War:
He returned to New York and was a customs clerk and a broker. He attended Law School, passed the bar in 1882, and was in practice in New York specializing in customs law thereafter. He was active in the NJ National Guard and in veterans groups.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from the NY Adjutant General1 (who lists him as Currie) and Phisterer2, with further details and the photograph from Powell3. Death and burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 10/20/1842    Place of Birth: Audencourt (near Montbeliard), FRANCE    
College: New York University Law School    
Death Date: 05/09/1910    Death Place: New York City, NY    Burial Place: Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 648  [AotW citation 12560]

2   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 5, pg. 4022  [AotW citation 12561]

3   Powell, William Henry, editor, Officers of the Army and Navy (volunteer) who Served in the Civil War, Philadelphia: L. R. Hamersly & Company, 1893, pg. 98  [AotW citation 12562]

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