91st PA: Thomas J Kurtz

Thomas J Kurtz

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Before the war

He was born in 1845/46 (8 (18 in 1864)). He was born in Dorchester County, Maryland (8).

When he enlisted, he was a clerk (8).


When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a light complexion, brown eyes, and dark hair (8).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 February 1864 (1, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Shipley (8). He was mustered in by Lieutenant Hildebrand (8). He was a private in company D (1, 11).

On 19 February 1864, Sinex detailed him as clerk for the quartermaster (4). On 2 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him for duty with the recruiting service in Chester, Pennsylvania (2, 5). On 27 April 1864, Sinex asked that he be returned to the regiment (3).

On 20 [?] June 1864, he was detailed for duty in the division's commissary department (6).

On 1 August 1864, he returned to duty (9).

On 3 September 1864, he was detailed by Colonel Gregory as a clerk (7, 10).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a private, in company D (11).


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)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 27 April 1864

4 special order 6, HQ 91st PA, 19 February 1864

5 special order 14, HQ 91st PA, 2 March 1864

6 special order 58, HQ 91st PA, 20 [?] June 1864

7 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Thomas J Kurtz)

8 company D, second descriptive roll, entry 41 (Thomas Kurtz)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 1 August 1864 (Privt Kurtz)

10 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 4 September 1864 (Privt Kurtz)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas J Kurtz)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 3 Mar 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 3 Mar 15)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 August 2014, from Fold3]

Kurtz Thomas J
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]
[above his name, on the right, is written 'ooI' [?]]


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