Escaping ghosts of the past
John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Much has been whispered about a ghost at Fort Warren on Georges Island in the Boston Harbor. During the Civil War, Fort Warren held captured Confederate soldiers, including Lieutenant Andrew Lanier. His wife sailed from Georgia, observed the shift changes, cut off her hair, dressed as a Union soldier, and sneaked onto the island. But the couple was caught during a daring escape. Prior to being hanged, the wife made a final request: to dress as a woman again. The soldiers found a black dress used for plays and hanged her.