John LaneHome State: Georgia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery E
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in Company A, First Georgia Regulars - which was organized as artillery - on 16 August 1861. In December he was appointed Captain of the Irwin Artillery, originally Co. A of the 9th Georgia Infantry, ultimately Co. E of the Sumter Artillery.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed Major of the Sumter Battalion on 4 April 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel on 1 March 1865.
After the War:
Brad Coker has posted a nice post-war photo of Lane on his Sumter Artillery site.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service dates from Jones.1
1 Jones, Charles Edgeworth, Georgia in the War, 1861-1865, Atlanta: Foote and Davies, printer, 1909, pp. 61, 67, 68 [AotW citation 877]
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