re Volunteers, as one of the quota of the town of Stratham, being mustered into the service September 5, 1862.
He is said to have been taken ill at Washington and to have died of fever at the house of a brother in South Boston.
It is certain that his death occurred from disease, somewhere within the limits of the city, on the 3d of March, 1863.
William Dwight Crane.
Private 44th Mass. Vols. (Infantry), August 11, 1862; first Lieutenant 55th Mass. Vols., June 7, 1863; Captain, June 19, 1863; killed at Honey Hill, S. C., November 30, 1864.
William Dwight Crane was born in East Boston, Massachusetts, November 29, 1840.
He was the son of Phineas Miller Crane, M. D., a native of Canton, Massachusetts, and Susan Hooker Dwight, daughter of Seth Dwight, a merchant of Utica, New York, and one of the earliest settlers of the place.
His grandfather on his father's side was Elijah Crane of Canton, for several years Major-General of the militia forces of Massachusetts, and also