CDV OF GEORGE W. KURTZ, 5TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY -- WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG, CAPTURED AT SPOTSYLVANIA

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This photograph is a bust view of George Washington Kurtz. He wears a single-breasted jacket. Image is clear with good contrast. The mount has been trimmed top and bottom and shows moderate wear overall and some small chipping on edges. Several pin holes at top edge. Period ink signature along bottom edge, "Capt. G.W. Kurtz". A pre-printed paper label is pasted on the back: Branson & Sherer, Photographers. Winchester, Va. A 2-cent Revenue stamp is also on the back.

Kurtz enlisted on 4/18/1861 at Winchester, Virginia as a Sergeant in Company K, 5th Virginia Infantry. Promoted to 1st Sergeant in August 1861, 1st Lieutenant in April 1862, and Captain on June 8, 1862. The regiment saw action at First Manassas, First Kernstown, and in Jackson's Valley Campaign. Later the 5th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was active in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and around Appomattox.

Captain Kurtz was wounded in the hip on July 3, 1863 on Culp's Hill at Gettysburg. He returned to duty in August. On 5/12/1864 Kurtz was captured at Spotsylvania Court House and sent to Fort Delaware until the end of the war.

After the war he was a furniture maker and an undertaker. He married Mary Francis Clayton in 1871. He died 11/14/1926 and is buried at Mt Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia.

From the late William A. Turner collection.  [jet]  [ph:L]

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