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L.S. Hart

L.S. Hart

Federal (USV)


Lane Schofield Hart

(1837 - 1924)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old bricklayer in Norristown, he enlisted and mustered as First Sergeant, Company B, 4th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 April 1861, for 3 months' service. He mustered out on 27 July 1861. He enrolled again, in Norristown on 2 September 1861, and mustered as First Lieutenant, Company F, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 October. He was promoted to Captain on 28 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Major on 21 July 1864 and was wounded again, at Yellow Tavern on the Weldon Railroad in Virginia, on 19 August 1864 and was discharged for disability from wounds on 17 December 1864.

After the War

By 1870 he was a clerk in Harrisburg, in 1880 he was the State Printer there, and from before 1900 to at least 1910, a bank president.

References & notes

Service information from the History 1 and the Card File.2 Details from the US Census of 1880-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Charles McDonald.

He married Martha Heebner(1838-1913) in December 1861 and they had 3 children.


10/26/1837; Montgomery, PA


08/13/1924; Harrisburg, PA; burial in Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA


1   Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pp. 622, 655  [AotW citation 23223]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23224]