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The following are stories/information/photographs/family connections about some of the men of the Ninth.

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Lt John Curtis

 

Lieut. John Curtis
A native of Bridgeport, John Curtis was born April 17, 1845 and enlisted in the Ninth on August 17, 1861. Curtis was a sergeant-major when he wrote of the days spent digging the canal, “It was truly awful at night or sundown, (when) the hammering of nails would be heard making boxes out of rough planks for the dead. Some of them were buried stitched up in a blanket. Cannonading and the firing of mortars were kept up continually. …. If our men died in an engagement with the enemy we could be more satisfied, but to lay down and die like a dog with nobody to care for you is barbarous and the tyrant Gen. Williams driving us…” A few weeks later Curtis, age 17, earned the Regiment’s only Medal of Honor as the Ninth, just arrived from the canal area, helped to turn back a Confederate effort to recapture Baton Rogue, the Louisiana capital. He 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. Born April 19, 1845, after the war he became cashier of a bank in Tidioute, Pennsylvania and later was the superintendent of the New England Division of the Adams Express Co., with headquarters in Boston. He married Adeleine Stuart in 1870 and had nine children.


 
Pvt Albert Andrews
Cpl Michael Coen
Lt John Curtis
Capt Thomas Coates
Lt Col Richard FitzGibbon
Capt Patrick Garvey
Lt William Gleeson
Capt James Graham
Lt Col John G Healy
Capt James Hennessey
Lt. Joseph Lawlor
Pvt John Marlow
Capt Michael McCarten
Sgt James T. Mullen
Capt Lawrence O'Brien
Lt William O'Keefe
Sgt Phillip Reilley
Lt Christian Streit

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