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Koontz family


Biographical Note

The Koontz family hailed from Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia.

George Koontz (1839-1925) enlisted in the Eighth Star New Market Artillery, Captain Rice's artillery battery, in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War and served all four years in the artillery. George reenlisted in 1862, was appointed 1st Sgt., and was reassigned to the Danville artillery in September of 1862, when the Eighth Star New Market Artillery merged with the Danville Artillery. He was promoted to 1st Lt. in September of 1864. George Koontz was wounded during the Petersburg Siege. After the war, George Koontz married Mary C. "Molly" Newman. He served as the Edinburg county Treasurer for 30 years, from 1874 to 1904, and was also the Commander of the Shenandoah Camp of Confederate Veterans.

Milton Koontz (1840/41? - 1867), the brother of George, enlisted in 1862 and also joined the Eighth Star New Market Artillery. Like George, Milton was reassigned to the Danville artillery in 1862, but transferred to the 23rd Virginia Cavalry in 1864.

Sources Consulted:

Moore, Robert H., II. The Danville and Eighth Star New Market and Dixie Artillery. In The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989.

Kleese, Richard B. 23rd Virginia Cavalry. In The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1996.

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Copybook, Milton S. Koontz, 1863 (Ms1984-172)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1984-172_Copybook_1863

Diary, Milton S. Koontz, 1865 (Ms1984-172)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1984-172_Diary_1865
Dates: 1865-03-12/1865-05-28

Diary, Milton S. Koontz, June 10, 1863 to December 31, 1863 (Ms1984-172)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1984-172_Diary_1863
Dates: 1863-06-10/1863-12-31

Koontz Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-1984-172

This collection contains correspondence from three Confederate soldiers--brothers George and Milton Koontz and their cousin George Miller--as well as official documents, two diaries of Milton S. Koontz, George Koontz's copybook, Milton Koontz's sketchbook, a stationery box, and a pencil drawing. Materials dates from 1861 to 1865.

Dates: 1861 - 1865

Letter, At Aunt Ellie's, November 24, 1864 (Ms1984-172)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1984-172_KoontzFamily_F9_Letter_1864_1124

Letter, Brig Cambell to Doctor, Lacy Spring [Va.?], December 8, 1864 (Ms1984-172)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1984-172_KoontzFamily_F9_Letter_1864_1208

Letter, D.G. Mcintosh to George M. Philips, April 2, 1864 (Ms1984-172)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1984-172_KoontzFamily_F9_Letter_1864_0402

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Digital Record 49
Collection 1
Letters 42
Diaries 2
Military orders 1
Registers -- Military 1
Sketchbooks 1