|Birth||Nov. 30, 1840|
|Death||Nov. 27, 1929|
|Unit||85th New York Infantry, Company H|
Private William Crane
Company H, 85th New York Infantry
Crane was born on November 30, 1840. He enlisted in the regiment at Wellsville, New York on September 16, 1861. He was mustered in on September 21, 1861 and served about 1 year. He was mustered out on October 17, 1862 at Elmira, New York for disability.
The 85th New York Infantry was organized and mustered at Elmira, New York. On May 31, 1862 the regiment fought at the Battle of Fair Oaks (also called Seven Pines) in Virginia. The unit lost 10 soldiers, 24 were wounded, and 8 were captured. Crane was one of the wounded. It would appear that the wound what probably the cause of his 1862 discharge.
Crane died on November 27, 1929. He is buried in the Arlington Cemetery in Arlington (Washington County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Carrigan Post (#46) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Arlington. In addition, he was a member of the Blair Post (#52) of the GAR in Blair, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.