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Lane, Truman J.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 20, credited to Cornwall, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/61, m/i 9/16/61, CPL, Co. F, 5th VT INF, pr SGT 1SGT, kia, Wilderness, 5/5/64

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1841, Cornwall, VT
Death: 05/05/1864

Burial: Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA
Marker/Plot: 1878
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Kenneth Berry, Baltimore, MD

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Fredericksburg National Cemetery, VA

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Epitaph

"Come, let no darkness daunt us. Let us go
Where Cornwall Village dreams not far below
And on their obelisk read how Truman Lane
Died in the Wilderness; Stillman Smith was slain
At Donelson; and at Cold Harbor
Captain Samson (sic). Then, strangely, Alva Barlow
'Hung by Guerrillas!' -- the stone does not say where.
Perhaps it's not a monument's affair.
But I'll weep -- even for Alva -- if you can weep
For him, for all, for Southern boys asleep
Like these your fathers may somewhere have known.

Donald Davidson, "Poems, 1922-1961," University of Minnesota Press, 1966, p. 54.