FULL STANDING CDV VIEW OF 115TH NEW YORK OFFICER 1ST LT. GEORGE CURREN, WOUNDED AT OLUSTEE

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Officer is ID’d as George Curren of the 115th New York. He is posed with one hand resting on the back of a chair. He wears a dark frock coat with a shield shaped pin on his chest with matching dark vest and trousers. On the chair next to him is his slouch hat with a stamped brass infantry insignia on the front of the crown with “115” at center.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Top of the mount is trimmed but over all the paper and mount are good. Bottom of the mount has “115 NEW YORK” in modern pencil.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for J. H. ABBOTT…ALBANY, N.Y. Top has pencil inscription with ID in modern pencil. ID is confirmed by an online image.

George H. Curreen (also spelled Curren) was born in 1836 in Albany, New York. He was employed as a marble cutter when he enlisted as a sergeant in Company C, 115th New York Infantry. He was promoted 1st sergeant on August 26, 1862, he was wounded at the battle of Olustee, Florida on February 20, 1864 and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant with rank from the same date. Curreen was made 1st lieutenant on June 11, 1864 and was wounded for the second time in the battle of the Crater on July 30, 1864. He was discharged for disability on December 2, 1864.

After the war Curren continued in the marble business. He died on March 19, 1910 in Albany, New York and is buried there in Albany Rural Cemetery.  [ad]

 

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