★  Caldwell, John Curtis

John Curtis Caldwell


Born: April 17, 1833

Birthplace: Lowell, Vermont

Father: George Morrison Caldwell 1798 – 1879

Mother: Betsey Curtis 1801 – 1880

Wife: Martha Helen Foster 1838 – 1911


Charles Sprague Caldwell 1858 – 1921​
(Buried: Cementerio General de San Jose, Costa Rica)​


1855: Graduated from Amherst College​

Occupation before War:

Principal of Washington Academy​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 11th​ Maine Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Acted as Division Commander in the Battle of Antietam​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Wounded twice at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Division Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Relieved from command in the Army of the Potomac​
1864 – 1865: Saw no service in the Union Army​
1865: Honor Guard for the funeral train of President Abraham Lincoln​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his services in the War​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in the State of Maine​
Maine State Representative​
1867 – 1869: Adjutant General for the State of Maine​
1869 – 1874: United States Counsel to Valparaiso, Chile​
1874 – 1882: United States Minister to Uruguay, and Paraguay​
1897 – 1909: United States Counsel to San Jose, Costa Rica​

Died: August 31, 1912

Place of Death: Calais, Maine

Cause of Death: Senile Decay

Age at time of Death: 79 years old

Burial Place: St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, Saint Stephen, Canada
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