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Confederate (CSV)


George G. Lanier

(1839 - 1864)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in Buncombe, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861 in Roswell, and transferred to Company E, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 6 June 1862 in Richmond, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hip in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 30 September and returned to duty. He was detailed as a teamster in the Reserve Ordnance train, ANV from 10 May to at least 30 September 1863 but died of pneumonia in Lynchburg, VA on 21 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The pointer to Lanier and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, the US Census for 1850 & 1860, and the CSR.


1839; Clarke County, GA


05/21/1864; Lynchburg, VA; burial in Old City Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 968  [AotW citation 26093]