Richard J Curran(1834 - 1915)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Regimantal Assistant Surgeon
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 33rd New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Born in Ireland, he had attended Harvard, and was living in Seneca Falls, NY immediately before the War. He helped raise two companies of volunteers from the Seneca Falls area when the War began.
The remainder of the War:
Assistant Surgeon for the Regiment, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for staying at the firing line and helping the wounded at the battle on 17 September 1862.
After the War:
After the war he opened a drugstore, and worked in the community. In 1892 he was elected Mayor of Rochester.
More on the Web:
See a post-war photograph of him, from Army Ofice of Medical History. He seems to have been the inspiration of for a Sierra Leone postage stamp (!).
He was honored by a plaque at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Rochester, NY, in 2004 - see a local news article about it.
|Birth Date: 1/4/1834 Place of Birth: Ennis, IRELAND |
Death Date: 6/1/1915 Burial Place: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY
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