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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Josiah M Curtis

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company I,
    12th West Virginia Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 2, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Seized the colors of his regiment after two color bearers had fallen, bore them gallantly, and was among the first to gain a foothold, with his flag, inside the enemy's works.
Medal of Honor Recipient Josiah M. Curtis
Medal of Honor Recipient Josiah M. Curtis
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: West Liberty, Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 12, 1865
  • Born: November 16, 1844, Ohio County, WV, United States
  • Died: June 17, 1875, West Liberty, WV, United States
  • Buried: West Liberty Cemetery (PMH), West Liberty, WV, United States

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