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Lane, Michael


Age: 21, credited to Mount Holly, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. G, 4th VT INF, wdd, Salem Heights, 5/4/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, tr to 114th Co., 2nd Btln, VRC, 12/4/64, m/o 7/18/65

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Birth: 1844, Askeaton, County Limerick, Ireland
Death: 05/11/1932

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 115973379


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/14/1880, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Michael is the son of Michael O'Donnell and Martha Davenport O'Donnell Lane. His father Michael apparently died on the ship coming from Ireland to Gros Ile, Canada in 1848. Martha re-married Patrick Lane, probably in Vermont, before 1851. Patrick raised Michael, as Michael explains in his Civil War pension, and he has always gone by the Lane name. Michael married Bridget Lucas 9 February 1866 in Rutland County and had one child, Mattie Ann, in 1867. (Courtesy of Bonnie Brown)


Great Granduncle of Bonnie Brown, Chicago, IL

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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Wallingford, May 15. - Funeral services for Michael Lane, the last Civil War veteran in town, were held at St. Patrick's church yesterday. There was a large attendance, including people from half a dozen towns. Rev. McCarthy read the funeral mass and he read the committal service in Ludlow where burial took place. Company B of Ludlow sounded "Taps" at the grave.

Among the flowers were a spray from Kearney Relief corps and a standing wreath from the Rutland Elks.

The bearers were James McLaughlin, Thomas Whalen, Patrick Stewart, O. S. Bergstrom, John Healey and Charles Young.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 16, 1932
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.