Samuel Ryan Curtis (1805-1866)

Samuel Ryan Curtis graduated from West Point in 1831, fought in the Mexican War, was the city engineer of St. Louis, and a U.S. Congressman from Iowa. Curtis was colonel of the 2nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War and was soon promoted to brigadier general, a position he resigned his congressional seat to accept. He commanded the Union army that defeated the Confederates at Pea Ridge and was named major general in recognition of this victory.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES12706
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1167px
Width:
761px
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