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 Henry Z. Curtis

Henry Z. Curtis

Birth
Death 6 Oct 1863
Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Plot National
Memorial ID 29299802 · View Source
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Major, Asst. Adj. Gen. U.S. Volunteers.

Henry Z. Curtis, son of Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge, Maj Gen Samuel Curtis, was a major in the Cavalry and was massacred at the Battle of Baxter Springs, Missouri by Quantrills forces. Curtis, along with 78 other soldiers and musicians were captured and shot in the back of the head.

His funeral in Keokuk,Iowa was one of the most impressive ever conducted with businesses shut down and streets to the cemetery lined with people both civilian and military.

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  • Maintained by: JFI
  • Originally Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 25 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29299802
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Z. Curtis (unknown–6 Oct 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29299802, citing Baxter Springs City Cemetery Soldiers' Lot, Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by JFI (contributor 47211966) .