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  • Lieutentant Willaim E. Crane 105th Infantry/ 94th New York Volunteers

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    Lieutenant William E. Crane 105th Infantry/ 94th New York Volunteers - Inventory Number: CDV 362

    WIA on August 9, 1863 at Cedar Mountain.

    Prisoner of war at Gettysburg, having declined to avail himself of the ordinary parole, is detailed but the Confederate to attend the sick, wounded, and bury the dead on July 3, 1863.  

    Pencil identification on reverse.  Backmark: E.S. Kellog, Beaver Dame, Wis. 

    Accompanied by soldier history.  

    William Crane

    Enlisted as a Sergeant (date unknown).

    On 3/10/1862 he transferred into "F" Co. NY 94th Infantry

    He Re-enlisted on 1/4/1864

    He was Mustered Out on 7/18/1865 at Washington, DC

     (Absent, sick at MO)

    He was listed as:

    * Absent, sick Hospital, Batavia, NY (date not stated)

    * Wounded in leg 8/9/62


    * 1st Sergt 3/15/1865 (As of Co. F, estimated day)

    * 2nd Lieut 6/15/1865 (As of Co. E)

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * 6/15/1865 from company F to company E

    He also had service in:

    "E" Co. NY 105th Infantry



    Ninety-fourth Infantry.-Cols., Henry K. Viele, Adrian R. Root; Lieut.-Cols., Colvin Littlefield, John A. Kress, Samuel Moffatt; Majs., William R. Hanford, John A. Kress, D. C. Tomlinson, Samuel S.  Moffatt, John A. McMahon, Henry P. Fish, Byron Parsons. The 94th, the "Bell Rifles," recruited in Jefferson county, was mustered into the U. S. service at Sacket's Harbor, March 10, 1862, and left the state for Washington on the 18th.  It served in the defenses of Washington under Gen. Wadsworth, was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, Department of the Rappahannock in May, and to the 3d corps, Army of Virginia, June 26, with which it participated in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign, losing 147 in killed, wounded and missing.

    On Sept. 12, with the same brigade and division, the regiment was attached to the 1st corps, was active at South mountain and Antietam, and in December at Fredericksburg.  The winter was passed in camp near Falmouth and in March 1863, the regiment was consolidated into a battalion of five companies to which were added five companies of the 105th N. Y. infantry.

    The regiment served for a month as provost guard and in June 1863, returned to the 1st corps with its old brigade and division and suffered the heaviest loss of its service at Gettysburg-245 killed, wounded or missing.  It shared in the Mine Run fiasco and in December was ordered to Annapolis, where it became a part of the 8th corps.

    During the winter a large number of its members reenlisted, and the regiment continued in service as a veteran organization.  In the Wilderness campaign it served with the 5th corps, being engaged at Cold Harbor, Totopotomy and White Oak swamp.  It moved with the Army of the Potomac to Petersburg and was closely engaged at the Weldon railroad, losing 178 killed, wounded or missing.

    On Aug. 10, 1864, the regiment was joined by the veterans and recruits of the 87th N. Y. infantry and remained on duty before Petersburg until the end of the siege after which it was active at Five Forks and was present at Lee's surrender.  The 84th was mustered out at Washington, July 18, 1865, having lost 116 by death from wounds and 138 from other causes, of whom 37 died in imprisonment.  Maj. Fish was killed in action at Five Forks.

    Inventory Number: CDV 362