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Pvt John Curren
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 18, 1863

Pvt. Curren was 18 years old when he enlisted on 7/24/1861 at N.Y.C.. He was mustered in on 8/14/1861. Pvt. Curren's 73rd N.Y. was part 3rd Corps Commander Dan Sickle's ill conceived plan to find higher ground on July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg Pa.. His new position, far forward of the rest of the army, invited attack, and the Confederates obliged him. General James Longstreet (arguably Lee's best Corps Commander) attacked him around the Wheatfield and Peach Orchard late in the afternoon. After hard fighting, Sickles was driven back, sustaining many casualties. Private Curren was severely wounded and died of those wounds on 7/18/1863 at Gettysburg. 
 
Inscription:
Pvt. Co. "E, K." 73rd N.Y. Inf.
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Gravesite A-85, New York Plot
 
Created by: Tony Cossean
Record added: Jan 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24294414
Pvt John Curren
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
Pvt John Curren
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
Pvt John Curren
Added by: Bernadette Loeffel - Atkins
 
 
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Private, Company K, 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry
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 Added: Jun. 26, 2011
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 Added: Jun. 25, 2011
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