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Confederate (CSV)


Joshua Lane

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried 19 year old farmer in Edgecombe County, he enlisted and mustered at Hertford as Private, Company F, 27th North Carolina Infantry on 16 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot in his side in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg and "left in the hands of the enemy."

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield and was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 October 1862. He died of wounds there on 27 November. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and possibly reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Wounding information from Wilson2. His service from the Roster 3 and his Compiled Service Records via fold3. Hospital details from the Patient List.4 He has stones at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick and may still be there.


c. 1842; Edgecombe County, NC


11/27/1862; Frederick, 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 4795]

2   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9911]

3   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 26067]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.359  [AotW citation 26068]