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 John Quincy Lane

John Quincy Lane

Birth
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Jul 1903 (aged 72)
Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 241
Memorial ID 19499 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, he entered the Ohio State Bar Association and established a law practice there. He the Civil War began he offered his services, and was directed by Ohio Governor David Tod to recruit a regiment of infantry, which would become the 97th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. John Quincy Lane was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 97th on September 2, 1862, and led the unit trough the war as it became part of the Army of the Ohio. He was in command of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division at the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, where his men and the brigade of Colonel Joseph Conrad were in an advanced position on the field half a mile in front of the main Union Army position. There they endured the onslaught of the Confederate attack under General John Bell Hood in the opening moments of the battle. The brigade fought hard under Colonel Lane, but were overwhelmed, losing 638 men. The battle though turned into a devastating rout for the Confederates and a watershed victory for the Union before it was concluded. Colonel Lane continued with brigade command until he was honorably mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on June 10, 1865. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to practice law, and passed away in Atlantic City, New Jersey in July 1903.

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  • Added: 15 Jan 2001
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Quincy Lane (19 Feb 1831–13 Jul 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19499, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .