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Federal (USV)


James J. Lane

(c. 1838 - 1896)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Edinburg, he mustered as Private, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was on detached duty as a teamster for the Quartermaster September- December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the foot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 24 January 1864, and was detached as a Brigade teamster in August. He transferred to Company A, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta, and was consolidated into Company G of the 33rd Indiana Infantry on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC. He mustered out on 21 July 1865 in Louisville, KY.

After the War

His home was in North Franklin, IN at the time of his death in 1896.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He married Laura A Followell (1861-1934) in 1879 when she was 17 years old (he was about 40) and they had at least 8 children.


c. 1838


11/20/1896; Franklin, IN; burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 606  [AotW citation 18652]