Private Edmund Curry was born at Key West, Florida on July 4th, 1846. He was mustered into Confederate service on May 4th, 1862 when was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Captain R. B. Smith at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He was discharged under Surgeon’s Certificate at Lexington, Kentucky on October 8th, 1862. The reason given is due to continued sickness (according to his original pension application, he was diagnosed with malaria).
He married Florida Townsend on December 17th, 1867 at Hillsborough County, Florida. He drew a Confederate pension for his service until his death on June 14th, 1925 at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida. Florida applied for and was granted a Confederate Widow's Pension for her husband's service.