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W.R. Currier
W.R. Currier

Federal (USV)


William R. Currier

(1837 - 1864)
Home State: Maine
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Maine Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted as First Sergeant, Company C, 2nd Maine Infantry on 28 May 1861. Promoted First Lieutenant 30 August 1861 and Captain on 21 June 1862. In action at 1st Bull Run, Yorktown, Hanover Courthouse, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, and 2nd Bull Run before the Maryland Campaign.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Commanded his Company at South Mountain and Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Mustered out 9 June 1863. Enrolled as Captain, Company F, 31st Maine Infantry on 15 March 1864. Saw action at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Courthouse, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Bethesda Church and Petersburg. Mortally wounded in action at 2nd Reams Station near Petersburg, VA. Promoted Major but not mustered at that rank.

References, Sources, and other notes:
His picture and some service details from a photograph offered for sale (2015) by Horse Soldier Antiques. His gravesite on Findagrave. Details from family genealogists.

Birth Date: 04/17/1837    Place of Birth: Ellsworth, ME    
Death Date: 08/25/1864    Death Place: Alexandria, VA    Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Brewer, ME

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