Edwin L Curtis(1824 - 1887)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Company Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He moved to Virginia in 1852, and by the 1860 Federal Census was a teacher in Augusta County. He enlisted as 1st Lieutenant in the unit which became Company I, 5th Virginia Infantry as they organized at Harpers Ferry in May 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 17 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg, but was in command of the Regiment in relief of Major WiIlliams as that officer went to Brigade on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded severely at Fredericksburg in December and returned to duty in February 1863. He was in command of the regiment beginning in March 1865, and probably surrendered with his command at Appomattox.
After the War:
He died in a train wreck at Greenwood Station, in Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1887.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Compiled service record data from The Valley of the Shadow1
|Birth Date: 11/13/1824 Place of Birth: Saratoga Springs, NY |
Death Date: 08/07/1887 Death Place: Albemarle County, VA Burial Place: Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA
1 Ayers, Edward L., and William G. Thomas III, and Anne Sarah Rubin, co-editors, Augusta County, Virginia, Soldiers Records, Valley of the Shadow, first accessed 07 June 2005, <http://valley.vcdh.virginia.edu/govdoc/soldiers_dossier.html>, Source page: /perl_scripts/search_dossiers.cgi?id_num=2642&search_type=adv&county=aug [AotW citation 274]
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