Private of Company G
Descendant Richard Engel received this scan about
his ancestor William Lang. It notes him
enlisting in September 1861 in
Lang was born in 1805 in
« Margaret born 1832 and died 1901;
« Agnes born 1833;
« Michael born 1837;
« Catherine born 1839;
« Antone born 1842
« Martin born 1844 and died 1933;
« William Adam Lang born 1846 and died 1916
He enlisted on 14 Sep 1861 at the age of 55. He was mustered out of the regiment due to a disability on 6 October 1862. The medical examination, and medical review board, affirmed the disability and it was noted as being a shortness of breath and a sore chest that prevented him from marching or doing guard duty for the two months prior to October 1862. Another physician noted that Lang had asthma and was of “high age.” He was 56 when he was mustered out.
In 1878, he
became a resident of the National Soldiers Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Contact Richard Engel for more information.
His grave is seven rows up, and fourth from the left in the right section.