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Samuel R. Curtis


(February 3, 1805 - December 26, 1866)

Union Major General Samuel CurtisSamuel R. Curtis rose to the rank of Major General in the Union army during the American Civil War. Placed in command of the Union Army of the Southwest, Curtis pursued and defeated the larger Confederate Army of the West in the Battle of Pea Ridge during two days in March 1862.

In the fall of 1864 as commander of the Union Army of the Border, Curtis helped to defeat Confederate Major General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri in the Battle of Westport.


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