Greely S. Curtis
|Greely Stevenson Curtis, Sr.|
|Born||November 21, 1830
|Died||February 12, 1897
|Place of burial||Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Years of service||1861 – 1865|
|Commands held||1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Brevet Brigadier General|
|Other work||Boston fire commissioner, 1876–1878|
Early life and education
Greely Stevenson Curtis was born November 21, 1830 at Boston, Massachusetts. His brother was James F. Curtis who was Colonel of the 4th California Volunteer Infantry Regiment and also was awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general for faithful and meritorious services during the war.
Civil War service
On March 28, 1867, President Andrew Johnson nominated Curtis for the award of the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, and the U.S. Senate confirmed the award on March 30, 1867.
After the war, Curtis was a civil engineer, architect and fire commissioner of Boston between 1876 and 1878. Greely S. Curtis died February 12, 1897 at Boston, Massachusetts. He is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Bowen, James L. (1889). Massachusetts in the War, 1861–1865. Springfield, Massachusetts: Clark W. Bryan & Co. OCLC 1986476.
- Eicher, David J.; Eicher, John H. (2001). Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
- Hunt, Roger D. and Brown, Jack R. Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue. Gaithersburg, MD: Olde Soldier Books, Inc., 1990. ISBN 1-56013-002-4.