Charles Albert Curtis of Maine
Appointed from Maine, Second Lieutenant, 7th Infantry, 14 april 1862
Transferred to 5th U.S. Infantry, 28 April 1862
First Lieutenant, 30 March 1864
Unassigned 19 May 1869
Retired 15 December 1870
Breveted Captain, 27 September 1865, for meritorious service during the war.
MARISON, Wisconsin – May 20, 1907 – Captain Charles A. Curtis, U.S.A., retired, commandant of the State University Corps of Cadets, died today at a hospital of blood poisoning.
Captain Curtis was born in Hallowell, Maine, in 1835. He served as a Lieutenant on the staff of General Hancock, Army of the Potomac, and remained in the service until 1871, participating in several Indian campaigns.
He was author of a military novel, “Captured By The Navajos,” and for many years contributed short stories tomagazines.
The body will be taken to Washington and buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
CURTIS, CHAS A
CAPT US ARMY RTD
DATE OF DEATH: 05/26/1907
BURIED AT: SECTION SOU D SITE LOT 1614
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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