Newton Martin Curtis Edit Profile
Attended Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary, 1854-1855. (Doctor of Laws, St. Lawrence University, 1906). Postmaster, De Peyster, 1857, 1861.
Captain 16th New York Infantry, May 15, 1861. Lieutenant colonel 142d New York Infantry, October 22, 1862. Colonel, January 21, 1863.
Bvtd. brigadier general vols., October 28, 1864, for distinguished services near New Market, Virginia. Major general vols., March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services at capture of Fort Fisher. Awarded medal of honor, May 28, 1891, for being the 1st man at Fort Fisher, January 15, 1865, to pass through stockade.
Honorary mustered out, January 15, 1866.
Assistant inspector general National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, since 1898. President Society Army of the Potomac, 1907-1908.
Member New York legislature, 1884-1890. Member Congress St. Lawrence-Jefferson district, 1891-1893, St. Lawrence-Saratoga district, 1893-1897.