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Federal (USV)


Erastus Lane

(1833 - 1913)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old farmer in Martin County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by gunshot to the right shoulder and chest at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was treated at hospitals at Acquia Creek, VA and Washington, DC, and returned to duty on 3 September 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 12 September 1864 at Atlanta, GA.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Chancellorsville wound and hospital details from Steve Russell's Roster.


1833 in NY


1913; Wabash County, IL; burial in Antioch Cemetery, Cowling, IL


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 594  [AotW citation 18545]