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Federal (USV)


Lorin A. Vance

(c. 1843 - 1898)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A farmer in Lowell, he enlisted in Company K, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 18 in October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand (thigh?) in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Returned to duty 4 October 1862. Reenlisted in 1864. Mustered out on 26 July 1865.

After the War

He was living in Wells River, VT in 1883 (at a census of pensioned veterans) receiving $12 a month for a gunshot wound, right thigh - a pension originally granted 19 April 1881. He was a member of the GAR Post in Wells River and a resident of Newbury, VT at his death.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. Death and burial details from Tom Ledoux's fine Vermont in the Civil War site.


c. 1843; Groton, VT


08/10/1898; burial in Wells River Cemetery, Newbury, VT


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 421 - 488  [AotW citation 14479]