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Confederate (CSV)


Edwin L Curtis

(1824 - 1887)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Source: Compiled service record data from The Valley of the Shadow1


11/13/1824; Saratoga Springs, NY


08/07/1887; Albemarle County, VA; burial in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA


1   Ayers, Edward L., and William G. Thomas III, and Anne Sarah Rubin, co-editors, Valley of the Shadow, first accessed 07 June 2005, <>, Source page: /perl_scripts/search_dossiers.cgi?id_num=2642&search_type=adv&county=aug  [AotW citation 274]