Private Samuel George Curry was born March 22nd, 1843 at Key West, Monroe County, Florida.
He was mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Camp Lee, Gainesville, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He was reported present on all rolls until July 1st, 1863, being then sick in the hospital at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was again reported sick in the hospital at Marietta, Georgia on September 12th, 1863. He was present on all subsequent muster rolls until April 10th, 1864.
On that date, he was transferred to the C.S. Navy and was assigned to the CSS Chattahoochee as a seaman. He served on the CSS Chattahoochee during a raid on Apalachicola May 3rd, 1864. He also served in the CSS Savannah, the CSS Georgia, and CSS Charleston. He, along with Robert Watson, was briefly sent to Charleston, South Carolina; then to Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, North Carolina.
Following the fall of Fort Fisher in January 1865, they traveled by rail to Richmond, Virginia, assisting in the defense of the James River. Curry and Watson accompanied Lee's Army of Northern Virginia when it evacuated the Confederate capital.
He was captured as a member of Admiral Semmes' naval brigade near near Farmville, Virginia on April 6th, 1865. He was released on oath on June 25th, 1865 at Newport News, Virginia.
He married Amanda Melvinia Andress on September 20th, 1866 at Manatee, Manatee County, Florida. After the war, he was Commander of a local United Confederate Veteran Camp. He drew a Confederate pension until his death on April 5th, 1925 at Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida.
Amanda applied for and was granted a Confederate Widow's Pension for her husband's service.