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Birth: Aug. 23, 1841
Nankin Township
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1901
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Orson B. Curtis;

Residence Wayne MI; 22 years old.
Enlisted on 8/12/1862 at Detroit, MI as a Private.
On 8/13/1862 he mustered into "D" Co. MI 24th Infantry. He was discharged for wounds on 3/2/1863 at Washington, DC. He was listed as: Wounded 12/13/1862 Fredericksburg, VA (Severe wound in left forearm, amputated in the field)

Orson enlisted in Company D on August 12, 1862 at Detroit. He was 22 years old. He was mustered into service on the next day. At the of his enlistment, he gave his occupation as student; he had attended the University of Michigan during the previous school year. He was wounded in the arm at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862, while fighting with the 7th Michigan Infantry. The doctors at first attempted to save the arm. Ultimately they were unsuccessful, and it was amputated on December 17, 1863. He was finally discharged from the 24th Michigan on March 2, 1863 at Washington D. C. on account of his wounds.
Returning home, he re-entered the University of Michigan. He received his A.M. degree in 1865. He taught in Wayne at the two room school on Main Street and Washington for a time. Later he became principal of schools at Sturgis, Bay City, Tecumseh, and Muskegon.
Orson Curtis is perhaps best known for his book "History of the Twenty-fourth Michigan of the Iron Brigade". This well researched and extremely accurate book was initially published in 1891, and has since been re-printed a number of times. It is generally regarded as one of the best Civil War regimental histories.
Orson B. Curtis died on January 11, 1901.

Sources: http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?U&118411
http://www.24th-michigan.org/
 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Turney Curtis (1815 - 1871)
  Rachel Ashley Blair Curtis (1818 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Eliza Doust Curtis (1850 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Heber Doust Curtis (1872 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Warren Blair Curtis (1837 - 1920)*
  Orson Blair Curtis (1841 - 1901)
  Sarah H Curtis Collier (1842 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Wayne
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 14, 2005
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