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James H. Lane

Date of Birth:      July 28, 1833
Hometown:         Mathews Court House, VA
Education:           Virginia Military Institute, 1854
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     September 21, 1907
Place of Death:    Auburn, AL
Buried At:           Auburn, AL

Major Battles:        Big Bethel Church, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Gettysburg, Overland Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Appomattox Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Lane, returned to his alma mater, the Virginia Military Institute, as an instructor, after graduating from the University of Virginia.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, Lane was instructing at the North Carolina Military Institute.  He would promptly be elected major, of the 1st North Carolina Volunteers.  He would be engaged in the opening battle, at Big Bethel Church, and would be elected colonel when they reorganized into regiments.  Lane would serve with the Army of Northern Virginia, throughout the entire war, absent only when injured.  He would be promoted brigadier general in November, 1862.  At Gettysburg, Lane's Brigade would be involved in the opening fighting, at McPherson's Ridge, and in Isaac Trimble's division's attack during George Pickett's Charge.  After the war, Lane would return to teaching.

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