CURTIS, JOSIAH M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Second Lieutenant, Company I, 12th West Virginia Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 2 April 1865. Entered service at: Ohio County, W. Va.

Birth:   Ohio County, W. Va.

Date of issue:   12 May 1865.

Citation:   Seized the colors of his regiment after 2 color bearers had fallen, bore them gallantly, and was among the first to gain a foothold, with his flag, inside the enemy's works.

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)