CURTIS, NEWTON MARTIN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Fort Fisher, N.C., 15 January 1865.

Entered service at:   De Peyster, N.Y. Born: 21 May 1835, De Peyster, N.Y.

Date of issue:   28 November 1891.

Citation:   The first man to pass through the stockade, he personally led each assault on the traverses and was 4 times wounded.

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)