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 William Lovering Curry

William Lovering Curry

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Jul 1864 (aged 31)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 15, Lot 58
Memorial ID 21780 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. A pre-war successful Philadelphia, Pennsylvania manufacturer, he volunteered for the Union Army soon after the Civil War began, and was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 22nd Pennsylvania (Three Month) Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861. He served with the regiment through the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign, and was mustered out on August 7, 1861. Later in the year he re-joined the Union war effort, receiving a commission on October 1, 1861 as Lieutenant Colonel of the 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, which was part of the "Philadelphia Brigade". He was captured during the Peninsular Campaign at Fair Oaks, Virginia on June 9, 1862 and was imprisoned at the Confederate stockade at Salisbury, North Carolina. Exchanged later in the year, he was in command of the regiment at the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, where his unit fought along Emmitsburg Road next to the Codori House on the second day, then was stationed at the famed "Copse of Trees" during the repulse of Picketts' Charge. Commissioned Colonel on April 5, 1864, he was mortally wounded May 11, 1864 during the Battle of Spotsylvania, and died a month later in Washington, DC. His name is inscribed on the 106th Pennsylvania's Monument that now stands at their Emmitsburg Road position in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

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  • Added: 19 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21780
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Lovering Curry (29 Jan 1833–7 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21780, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .