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Federal (USV)


Philip A. Lane

(1843 - 1919)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 17 year old farmer from Bainbridge, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm in action in Miller's Cornfield at Antietam on the morning of 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He later remembered ...

I severely wounded my right arm which paralyzed it & hand so much that it did not pain very bad at the time. Dr. said was bad, arm would have to be taken off. I then left hospital, didn't want my arm removed. After we had gone back to rear 3 ladies came to us & dressed the arm. I was taken to a hospital at Harrisburg, Pa. After I had been there a few days the doctors wanted to amputate the arm. I told them I could not have it taken off.
He kept his arm, and was discharged for wounds on 10 November 1862 at Harrisburg, PA. After recovering, he reenlisted on 11 December 1863 as Sergeant, Company F, 123rd Indiana Infantry and was mustered out with them on 25 August 1865 in Raleigh, NC.

After the War

He moved to Gentry County, MO in 1867 and was a farmer.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from his Pension Record as found by Jones.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/22/18443; Putnam County, IN


05/12/1919; Albany, MO; burial in Grandview Cemetery, Albany, MO


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 569  [AotW citation 18389]

2   Jones, Wilbur D., Jr., Giants in the Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry, Shippenburg (Pa.): White Mane Publishers, 1997, pg. 15  [AotW citation 18390]