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CURTIS, JOSIAH

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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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) Company I, 12th West Virginia Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1865 Ohio County, West Virginia

Citation

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.