CURTIS, JOHN C. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant Major, 9th Connecticut Infantry. Place and date: At Baton Rouge, La., 5 August 1862.

Entered service at:   Bridgeport, Conn.

Birth:   Bridgeport, Conn.

Date of issue:   16 December 1896.

Citation:   Voluntarily sought the line of battle and alone and unaided captured 2 prisoners, driving them before him to regimental headquarters at the point of the bayonet.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)