John J. ({Pvt) Lutz

BirthFeb. 2, 1840
DeathDec. 30, 1934
CemeteryFairview (Papillion)
PostDahlgren (Papillion)
Unit4th Missouri Cavalry, Company B

Private John J. Lutz

Company G, 2nd Missouri Infantry

Company A, 5th Missouri State Cavalry

Company B, 4th Missouri Cavalry

Lutz was born in Wurttemberg, Germany on February 2, 1840. Several Civil War sources use his middle name “Jacob” as his first name. Lutz left Germany in 1860and moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he was employed as a baker.

Lutz served with 3 Missouri regiments during the Civil War. He enlisted on April 22, 1861 and served about 3 months with Company G, 2nd Missouri Infantry. The unit was organized at St. Louis on April 22, 1861. The regiment fought at the Battle of Wilson Creek (AK) on August 10, 1861. The battle was the most significant in 1861 in Missouri and gave the Confederacy control of Southwestern Missouri. The regiment was mustered out on August 31, 1861.

Shortly after his discharge, Lutz enlisted in the 5th Missouri State Cavalry and was mustered on September 18, 1861. Lutz served about 13 months and transferred to the 4th Missoui Cavalry in November, 1862. During his enlistment, the 4th Missouri Cavalry was part of the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) from May 18 to July 4, 1863. Private Lutz served about 2 years with the regiment and was mustered out on October 26, 1864 at St. Louis.

Lutz gained his United States citizenship during the Civil War and moved to Sarpy County in 1885. He died on December 30, 1934 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Papillion (Sarpy County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Dahlgren Post (#55) of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.