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Col James F Curtis
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1838
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1875
Emmet County
Michigan, USA

James Curtiss served as the Colonel of the 44th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War.
- Residing in Elkhart, IN at time of enlistment
- Enlisted on Sep 20 1861 as Second Lieutenant

Mustering information:
- Commissioned into I Company, 44th Infantry (Indiana) on Nov 21 1861
- Mustered out from 44th Infantry (Indiana) on Sep 14 1865

Intra-company transfers:
- Transferred from I Company to Field and Staff on Aug 23 1864

- Promoted to 1st Lieut (Full, Vol) on Oct 18 1862
- Promoted to Capt (Full, Vol) on Jan 20 1863
- Promoted to Major (Full, Vol) on Aug 23 1864 (Not Mustered)
- Promoted to Lt Col (Full, Vol) on Sep 28 1864
- Promoted to Colonel (Full, Vol) on Dec 1 1864

"Colonel James F. Curtiss was a jeweler by trade; resided at Elkhart; entered the service as a Second Lieutenant of Company I; was promoted First Lieutenant January 18, 1862; Captain, March 21, 1863; commissioned Major, August 23, 1863, but was not mustered as such; promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, September 28, 1864, and Colonel, March 12, 1865, and was mustered out with the Regiment. He was with the Regiment in all its marches and battles, from the first to the last day of its service. His bravery was noted in all the battles, and especially complimented by his commander at Chickamauge. He returnde after the war to Elkhart, and a few years after went from there to Northern Michigan and entered a soldier’s homestead, but while working on it, one day, suddenly died." – Page 131-132. From "The Forty-Fourth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. History of its Services in the War of the Rebellion and a Personal Record of its Members". By John H. Rerick, M. D., Surgeon. Lagrange, Indiana: Published by the Author. 1880. Printed at The Courier Steam Printing House, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Grace Lawn Cemetery
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Block E, Lot 13
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Apr 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25962401
Col James F Curtis
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Col James F Curtis
Added by: Mike 44
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James F Curtiss, of Co. I, enrolled Sep. 10, 1861 in Elkhart by Capt. Heath as a 2nd Lieutenant; mustered in Nov. 22, 1861 in Ft. Wayne by Lt. Stansbury at age 23. He was light complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair. Born Aug. 1838 in Kingsville, Ashtabula...(Read more)
- Margaret Hobson
 Added: Oct. 18, 2012
Thank you for your service in the Civil War, Colonel Curtiss.
- Eric Lowman
 Added: Apr. 13, 2008

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