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Newton Martin Curtis, American soldier. awarded medal of honor, May 28, 1891, for being the 1st man at Ft. Member New York legislature, 1884-1890; member Congress St. Lawrence-Jefferson district, 1891-1893, St. Lawrence-Saratoga district, 1893-1897.

Background

Curtis, Newton Martin was born on May 21, 1835 in De Peyster, New York, United States. Son of Jonathan and Phebe (Rising) Curtis.

Education

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.

Career

Assistant inspector general National Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers, since 1898. President Society Army of the Potomac, 1907-1908.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: From Bull Run to Chancellorsville, 1906 P2.

Membership

Member New York legislature, 1884-1890. Member Congress St. Lawrence-Jefferson district, 1891-1893, St. Lawrence-Saratoga district, 1893-1897.

Connections

father:
Jonathan Curtis

mother:
Phebe (Rising) Curtis