He was born in 1842/43 (3 (18 in 1861), 10 (29 in 1874)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3).
His family lived in the same house as John Kern's, apparently beginning in 1859 (8).
When he enlisted, he was a huck[ster] (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (3).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 29 October 1861 (1, 3). He was enlisted for three years, by Captain Casner, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was mustered in as a private in company K, by Lieutenant Hall (1, 3, 12).
In May 1863, he was probably wounded (6, 7 [breast]).
He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).
On 2 December 1864, he unsuccessfully applied for a pension (5, 9).
In 1870, he may be the John Dort who was living in ward 19, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Sarah (presumably his mother), and with James, Sarah, Annie, and George (presumably siblings) (11).
He may be the John Dortt who died on 29 May 1874, in the Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). He died of galloping consumption (10). He was buried in the Almshouse Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John Dortt)
2 company K, register of men discharged, #21 (John Dortt)
3 company K, descriptive roll (John Dorit)
4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 12 August 1864 (John Dort)
5 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company K (John Dortt)
6 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (John Dort)
7 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (John Dort)
8 court-martial record, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 153 (Records of the Judge Advocate General (Army)), John Groft, 25 March 1863, LL 231 (John Dortt)
9 pension index by name (John Dortt)
10 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 29 May 1874 (John Dortt)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Dortt)
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