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Dear Mr. Allen,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) and located a records for 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Burt of Company H, 31st Massachusetts Infantry. The record consists of a single card with information on the front and back. Although some of the carded records have been digitized and uploaded to the Catalog, the record for Thomas Burt has not yet been uploaded. To order copies of these records, please fill out a NATF Form 86 and mail it to Archival Operations Washington D.C., Form 86 – Military, National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408-0001. You can also place your order online using eservices.archives.gov. For more information, please see Requesting Copies of Older (pre-WWI) Military Service Records. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about these records.
The record for 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Burt is available on Fold3.com and can be viewed here. There may be a fee for accessing these records via Fold3. Fold3 can be accessed for free at any National Archives location. Some state, public and university libraries also offer access to their patrons.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Hi Jason, Thank you for your response to my request. I will be following up with a NATF 86. Thanks again for your time in my little project.