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James F. Lanier enlisted October 23, 1862 in Bryan County with Capt. J.P. Hines. Pvt. Lanier served with the Hardwick Mounted Rifles, Co. B until, through consolidation of units, he was transferred to Co. H, 7th Regiment, Georgia Cavalry.

Pvt. Lanier was wounded at the Battle of Nance Shop June 24, 1864. He entered Jackson Hospital at Richmond on the 26th. The left arm was "Ampt" (amputated). On June 28th he was transferred to Camp Winder.

Pvt. James F. Lanier died August 6, 1864 in General Hospital at Kittrells Spring, N.C., appoplexin.


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