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 James Henry Lane

James Henry Lane

Birth
Mathews, Mathews County, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Sep 1907 (aged 74)
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
Burial Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
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Memorial ID 8759 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born at Matthews Court House, Virginia, he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington in June, 1854 and became a teacher at a private school. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was elected Major of the First North Carolina Volunteers. After the Battle of Bethel Church, he was appointed Colonel of the 28th North Carolina Troops and ordered to Virginia. He saw actions during the battles of Cedar Mountain, 2nd Manassas, Ox Hill, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg and was promoted Brigadier General in November, 1862. In 1863, he led his brigade at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. He went on to lead his brigades in the Battle of Jones Farm and many small skirmishes until the General Lee's surrender at Appottamotax in April 1865. After the war, he was a professor at Auburn University, Alabama.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 7 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8759
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Henry Lane (28 Jul 1833–21 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8759, citing Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .