Sgt. John E. Lane

Company A, 16th Illinois Infantry

This is a pair of Carte de visite (cdv) photos showing the same soldier. He was Sgt. John E. Lane of Co. A, 16th Illinois Infantry. He was from Macomb and mustered in on June 1, 1861. The state Adjutant-General's Report lists him as the "Recording Officer since Dec. 8, '63" but does not give the date of muster out or being promoted.

The cdv on the left has Sgt. Lane sporting his winter overcoat and cape. The back mark is by Chas. Giers of Nashville, TN.

The oval chest up pose of Lane has his ink autograph: "Yours truly J. E. Lane." The photographer front mark is T. M. Schleier, also from Nashville where the 16th Illinois Infantry was during it's campaign of 1862.

Photo and information submitted by John Ertzgaard who passed away in 2002.

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