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John Curtis Caldwell
Birth: Apr. 17, 1833
Death: Aug. 31, 1912

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Lowell, Vermont, he was an academic principal at the start of the Civil War, when he was elected Colonel of the 11th Maine Infantry Regiment, Union Army. During the Peninsula Campaign, he made quite a good impression on his superior officers and was promoted Brigadier General in April 1862. In command of a brigade in the Army of the Potomac, at age twenty-nine he was the youngest General at the Battle of Antietam. He went to command corps at the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Wheatfield. After the war with the death of President Abraham Lincoln, he was one of eight general officers assigned as the guard of honor to transfer the president's body from Washington D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, in 1865. He returned to civilian life as a lawyer and a member of the Maine Legislature, plus served as a General of the Maine Militia (1867-69). He also served as the US Consul to Chile (1869-74), US to Paraguay (1874-82) and US Consul to Costa Rica (1897-09). He died at age 79 in Calais, Maine. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
St Stephen Rural Cemetery
Saint-Stephen
Charlotte County
New Brunswick, Canada
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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John Curtis Caldwell
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
John Curtis Caldwell
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John Curtis Caldwell
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General, I know there must be a good story behind the deposit of your remains on Canadian soil. Thank you, sir for your service to our country during our American Civil War. That Wheatfield at Gettysburg was a regular blood bath. May you rest in peace,...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 17, 2016
The Union Forever!
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 Added: Dec. 2, 2015

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