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Near DePeyster in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Curtis Homestead

 
 
Curtis Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
February 4, 2019
1. Curtis Homestead Marker
Inscription.  
Gen. Newton Martin Curtis
1835-1910
NY State Legislator and
Medal of Honor recipient
for Civil War service.

 
Erected 2017 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 461.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists.
 
Location. 44° 33.651′ N, 75° 27.248′ W. Marker is near DePeyster, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker is on Plimpton Road, 0.3 miles east of New York State Route 184, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65B Plimpton Road, Heuvelton NY 13654, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Township of Oswegatchie World War II Roll of Honor (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Ogdensburg Agreement (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cooper’s Rock
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(approx. 6.7 miles away); DeKalb Village (approx. 6.8 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 6.9 miles away); Rensselaer Falls War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named War of 1812 (approx. 8 miles away); Veterans of the American War of Independence (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Curtis Homestead. Newton Martin Curtis was a Civil War General who was awarded the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on January 15, 1865 in action at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. He was the first man to pass through the stockade. Brigadier General Curtis personally led each assault on the traverses and was four times wounded. He was also NY State Assemblyman and Postmaster in DePeyster. He organized Company G, 16th Regiment of the New York Infantry after the first Civil War rally in NY State.
 
Curtis Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
February 4, 2019
2. Curtis Homestead Marker
General Curtis image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brady's National Portrait Gallery
3. General Curtis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2019.   2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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