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 Curtis Bacon

Curtis Bacon

Birth
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 10 Jul 1864 (aged 24–25)
New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot , 1312
Memorial ID 2584708 · View Source
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Curtis enlisted as Pvt. on October 15, 1861 and was mustered into the 1st Battery Connecticut Light Artillary on October 26, 1862. He re-enlisted into the same regiment on December 19, 1863 and was wounded at Proctor's Creek, Virginia on May 15, 1864.

The following are excerpts from two original letters written during the Civil War.
The first was written by Curtis's brother, Morrison, who was also serving in battle, to their sister Electa.

dated June 4, 1864: "I almost expected to hear Mother was sick. She would fret so much about Curtis. I should not written to her about him. But I know she would find out he was hurt by the papers. I don't know where he is now but I expect he is either in New York or New Haven. Still he may be where he was when I heard from him last. He was then at Hampton Hospital. It is near two weeks since I heard from him."

The second was written to Curtis's sister, Electa, by her husband, Dighton Goddard, who was also serving in battle.

dated July 22, 1864: " I learn from your letter that Curtis is wounded by the splinters from the gun carage in the left hand and arm and quite severly. I hope he will not have to have it amputated."

Curtis died from his injuries.
He never married.


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  • Maintained by: Janice Tirrell
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2584708
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Curtis Bacon (1839–10 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2584708, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Janice Tirrell (contributor 47068235) .