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from New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry: Containing Official Reports, Anecdotes, Incidents, Biographies and Complete Rolls, by Chaplain Daniel R. Lucas (Rockford, Ill.: Horner Printing Co., 1900).

Henry F. Kurtz

Company G. Born in Nelson county, Kentucky, February 10, 1828. Came with his parents to Indiana in autumn of same year. His father entered 140 acres of land near New Maysville, Putnam county, Indiana, where he lived until his death in 1874, his wife dying in 1876. Henry was married October 9, 1851, to Margaret N. Vannice. In 1852 he bought 240 acres of land in Hendricks county, where he has lived ever since. They have six children living, Caroline F, wife of John F. Underwood; Jacob Kurtz; Eliza, wife of James A. Hadley; Jennie A., wife of Charles C. Hadley; Charles E. and Oscar R. Kurtz, all married and all living in Hendricks county. Comrade Kurtz is one among the oldest soldiers of Hendricks county, being 34 years old when he enlisted in Company G, August 13, 1862. He was with the regiment until the battle of July 22, 1864, at Atlanta, where he was so unfortunate as to be captured, and for seven months endured the hardships of confederate prisons, three of them in Andersonville. Was paroled March 1, 1865, and reached home March 22, 1865 and mustered out as paroled prisoner in May, 1865. He was doing well and making money, but he laid these aside to serve his country from pure patriotism, and is a fair type of many 99th Indiana men. Address, Danville, Indiana.