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Arthur Russell Curtis
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Born July 15, 1842
Boston, Massachusetts
Died April 8, 1925
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Buried
Arlington Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Wisconsin
Allegiance United States Union
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861 – 1865
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands held 20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Brevet Brigadier General

Arthur Russell Curtis (July 15, 1842 – April 8, 1925) was a volunteer officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Early life and education

Arthur Russell Curtis was born July 15, 1842, at Boston, Massachusetts.

Civil War service

Curtis started the war as a private in the 4th Battalion of Massachusetts Militia. He transferred to the 20th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, was eventually promoted to lieutenant colonel and took command of the regiment. On December 3, 1867, President Andrew Johnson nominated Curtis for the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the award on February 14, 1868.

Post-war life

Curtis was a clerk, postmaster and world traveler after the war. Arthur Russell Curtis died April 8, 1925, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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