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Confederate (CSA)


John Lane

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery E

Before Sharpsburg

He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in Company A, First Georgia Regulars - which was organized as artillery - on 16 August 1861. In December he was appointed Captain of the Irwin Artillery, originally Co. A of the 9th Georgia Infantry, ultimately Co. E of the Sumter Artillery.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery on the Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Major of the Sumter Battalion on 4 April 1863, and Lieutenant Colonel on 1 March 1865.

After the War

Brad Coker has posted a nice post-war photo of Lane on his Sumter Artillery site.

References & notes

Service dates from Jones.1


1   Jones, Charles Edgeworth, Georgia in the War, 1861-1865, Atlanta: Foote and Davies, printer, 1909, pp. 61, 67, 68  [AotW citation 877]