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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Lane

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, from New Hanover County, he enlisted in Wilmington on 6 June 1861 as Private, Company F, 3rd North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the "White House" hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg, but died there the same day and was buried on the grounds.

After the War

He was probably reinterred in Hagerstown in about 1872.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster 2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862, which has him in the 3rd NC Cavalry.


c. 1842


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4468]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 30047]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30048]