Capitol District in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Anna Maria Lane
Soldier of the American Revolution
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-47.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Revolutionary • Women. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 13, 1810.
Location. 37° 32.337′ N, 77° 26.132′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. It is in the Capitol Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Mantle (within shouting distance of this marker); Edgar Allen Poe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Voices from the Garden (about 300 feet away); Richmond Evacuation Fire (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Voices from the Garden (about 400 feet away); The First National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Zero Milestone (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Regarding Anna Maria Lane. Anna Marie Lane and her husband, John Lane, were among New England troops under General Israel Putnam who linked up with Washington’s army near Philadelphia after the battle of Brandywine. At the battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777 Anna Maria received a wound that left her lame for life. Whether she cross-dressed and enlisted as a soldier or simply remained in the status of camp follower is not known. She was probably not with her husband who was wounded at Savannah, Georgia. After the war John Lane was a member of the Virginia state guard, used for protecting the state’s arsenals. John,
Excerpt from the book The War for Independence and the Transformation of American Society by Harry M Ward.
Additional keywords. Women in the Military
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,116 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.