Colonel 45th Pennsylvania Infantry
(1837-1911) The nephew of Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin, he was born in Bellefonte, Pa., attended Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa., and was a civil engineer by occupation. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry, a 90 days unit, serving from April 20, 1861 to July 26, 1861. On August 16, 1861, he enlisted again, and was commissioned captain, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted to major, July 30, 1862; lieutenant colonel, Sept. 4, 1862; colonel, April 13, 1863; and brevet brigadier general, Oct. 12, 1864. He was mustered out of service, July 17, 1865.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Half view in uniform with rank of brigadier general, and holding his slouch hat. No imprint. Very fine. Scarce.