Curtis H Statton

BirthDec. 3, 1843
DeathMarch 31, 1939
CemeteryOakdale (Oakdale)
PostTerry (Neligh)
Unit63rd Indiana Infantry, Company C

Private Curtis H Statton

Company C, 63rd Indiana Infantry

Statton (also spelled Stattin) was born in Hampshire County, West Virginia on December 3, 1843. At the time of his birth, Hampshire County was part of Virginia. West Virginia became a state in 1863. Statton was living in Wolcott (White County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 29, 1862. He served about 34 months and was mustered out on June 21, 1865.

The 63rd Indiana Infantry was organized at Lafayette, Indiana on February 21, 1862. In the early part of the War, the regiment was assigned to prison guard duty at Camp Morton, Indiana. Between December, 1862 and January, 1864 the unit performed guard duty on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. After that assignment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Capture of Wilmington (NC) (February 22, 1865).

Campaign of the Carolinas (SC/NC) (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Statton died on March 31, 1939 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale (Antelope County), Nebraska. Statton was a charter member and the last member of the Terry Post (#316) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Neligh, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Fremont Post (#68) of the GAR in Neligh.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.