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Lieutenant Andrew J. Lane

Date(s) of Letter(s) Little, Henry F. W.  The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion.  Concord, New Hampshire:  Seventh New Hampshire Veteran Association, 1896. 
April 19, 1862
May 4, 1862
May 13, 1862
May 19, 1862
December 21, 1862
January 25, 1863
February 21, 1863
March 11, 1863
March 14, 1863
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Shedd Promotion
Roster entry:  Lane, Andrew J. Co. C; b. Haverhill; age 28; res. Lebanon; enl. Sept. 21, '61; must. in Nov. 6, '61, as Priv.; app. 1 Sergt.; 2 Lt. Apr. 29, '62; killed July 18, '63, Ft. Wagner, S.C.

Andrew Lane, worked as a machinist in Lebanon, New Hampshire, before enlisting with his friend and neighbor, Captain House, at the outbreak of the war. He enlisted in Company C and was mustered into service as a first sergeant. When Lieutenant House was promoted to Captain, Lane was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.  In the second attack on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863, Lieutenant Lane was second in command of Company C and was ordered to take command when Captain House fell by gunshot. He mounted the parapet of Fort Wagner on the assault and then disappeared from sight. His body was recognized the next morning by another of the company, but was not recovered.  (pp. 520-522).