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Federal (USV)


Richard Morts

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 17 year old farmer from Bartholomew County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was charged with cowardice at Antietam (and possibly court-martialed).

The rest of the War

He was court-martialed on 13 April 1863 at Stafford Court House, VA for stealing $20 from Pvt. Morgan Pitcher, Company C in February. He was convicted and drummed out of service on 17 April 1863, forfeited all pay, and had the right side of his head shaved.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as Richard Mortz, and the Historical Data Systems database. Court martial details from Steven Russell's Roster.


c. 1844


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 582  [AotW citation 18461]