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Federal (USV)


George Curtis

(1839 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 22 year old shoemaker living in West Chelmsford when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted as Sergeant on 16 February 1864, but died 28 May 1864 at Emory Hospital, Washington, DC of wounds received at Spottsylvania, Virginia on 18 May.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.


06/29/1839; Leeds, Yorkshire, ENGLAND


05/28/1864; Washington, DC; burial in West Chelmsford Cemetery, West Chelmsford, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 207 - 213  [AotW citation 2707]