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

Newton Martin Curtis

  • Rank: Brigadier General (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S. Volunteers
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: January 15, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Fisher, North Carolina, USA
The first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led each assault on the traverses and was four times wounded.
Medal of Honor Recipient Newton M. Curtis
Medal of Honor Recipient Newton M. Curtis
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: De Peyster, St. Lawrence County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: November 28, 1891
  • Born: May 21, 1835, De Peyster, St. Lawrence County, NY, United States
  • Died: January 8, 1910, New York, NY, United States
  • Buried: Ogdensburg Cemetery (18-32), Ogdensburg, NY, United States

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