William W. LANIER 2348
• 1860 United States Federal Census, William W. Lanier household, Rock Mills, Randolph County, Alabama 2348: William was living with his parents. He was listed as William W. Lanier, age 16, farmhand, born in Alabama.
• Civil War, Confederate Military Service, 11 March 1862: William joined Company B of the 5th Battalion Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Cavalry on 11 Mar 1862 in Rock Mills. He was 18 years old. This unit later became part of the 10th Cavalry, CSA. The last muster roll for William was dated 30 Jun 1864 but there is no record showing when he was discharged.