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Josiah M. Curtis
Birth: Nov. 16, 1844
Death: Jun. 17, 1875

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Second Lieutenant in Company I, 12th West Virginia Infantry for action at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865. His citation reads "Seized the colors of his regiment after two color bearers had fallen, bore them gallantly, and was among the first to gain a foothold, with his flag, inside the enemy's works." He was one of five 12th West Virginia soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the war (the others being Corporal Andrew O. Apple, 2nd Lieutenant James R. Durham, Private Joseph McCauslin, and Private Charles A. Reeder). (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emily Walker Speare (1846 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Allan Walker Curtis (1873 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Liberty Cemetery
West Liberty
Ohio County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7188725
Josiah M. Curtis
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Josiah M. Curtis
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- MystikNZ
 Added: Nov. 16, 2013
Honoring the service of 2LT Josiah Curtis. My relative, Private Joseph R. Logsdon, was one of the 12th WV flag bearers killed prior to 2LT Curtis ceasing the colors. Logsdon was killed while planting the regimental colors on the parapet at Fort Gregg. His...(Read more)
- Charles Eugene Logston
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
Thank you Sir.
- David Green
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
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