I am trying to discover if my ancestor Richard Lanier truly did fight
in the civil war. On the Lanier pages on the Ancestry.com
tree's, all mention him as having civil war service but none tell his
unit. The only Richard Lanier I have found anywhere on either side
was a Richard Lanier who enlisted in the 6th South Carolina Infantry.
Richard is the son of Allen Lanier. Allen is the son of Lewis
Lanier (A Rev. War Vet.) Lewis is the son of Lemuel Lanier. And
Lemuel Lanier is the son of Bird Thomas Lanier. Richard married a
Mary Martin. Him and his wife are both buried at Rosemary Baptist
Church in Modern Day Candler County Georgia.
Any help finding the military service of Richard Lanier would be
Vance C. Harris