Alvin Millen Crane (1839-1922) lived on his family’s farm in Mansfield, CT at the outset of the Civil War. He enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant in Company D of the 21st Connecticut on August 7, 1862 and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant the following year. Crane was wounded at the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff on May 16, 1864 and was promoted to Captain in October. He mustered out on June 16, 1865.
Crane studied Theology at Newton Theological Institution in the decade that followed the war and spent his life as a Baptist minister in Massachusetts. He married Sarah G. Adams in 1864 and had one son, Judson. His first wife died in childbirth in 1884 and he married Sarah J. Wilson the following year. Crane died on April 22, 1922 and is buried at Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, MA.