According to the regimental reports for the 11th Florida, both Companies C and F were identified as "Captain Curry's Independent Infantry" prior to being incorporated into the regiment. Captain E.A. Curry, I assume a relative, headed Company C. This unit had initially been stationed at Camp Boynton, which was on the Choctawhatchee River in Florida. In her application for a pension, his widow later noted that Whitmill Curry served for 12 months in an "independent company."
He died on March 10, 1898, at the age of 72. At that time he was a resident of the Izagora community in Holmes county, Florida. His widow filed for and received a Florida pension (A11170). His widow, Martha Lassiter Curry, later lived in Black, Alabama and I think was probably related to the Lassiter family of Dale County.
I have some information on his civilian life if you need any of that."
I am a direct descendant of Whitmill Curry (1826-1898). Would you please forward any information you might have on the Whitmill Curry family? My great great grandfather was S.S. Curry (1859-1899), son of Whitmill Curry and Martha Goodman Lassiter (1829-1910). Any information you might offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time.
Pamela Phelps Porter (1965-?, Greenfield, Hancock County, IN)
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