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J. C. Lane
J. C. Lane

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

James Crandall Lane

(1823 - 1888)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 102nd New York Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Before the War he had been an architect and civil engineer. He worked on construction of the llinois Central Railroad, the US Coast Survey, and on mining surveys of Cuba and Puerto Rico.

On the organization of the 102nd New York Volunteers in March 1862, Lane was appointed Major. He was promoted to Lt Colonel just before the Antietam Campaign.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Colonel 14 December 1862. He was wounded 2 July 1863 on Culp's Hill at Gettysburg. He resigned from the service on 12 July 1864 due to illness.

After the War:
After the War he continued to work as a mineralogist, doing surveys in California, Arizona, and Nevada. He was chief engineer of of the New York, Woodhaven and Rockaway Railroads and later designed parks in Westchester County.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: McGuire, Major Henry M., 102d Regiment Infantry, Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg), New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga, Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902 - extracted online by the NY State Military Museum. Personal details from his obituary in the New York Times of 14 December 1888, posted online by Sue Greenhagen.

More on the Web:
See a piece about his sword online.

Birth Date: 07/23/1823    Place of Birth: New York City, NY    
College: Green Mountain College    Graduating Year: 1441    
Death Date: 12/12/1888    Death Place: Mew York City, NY    

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