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J. H. Lane

J. H. Lane

Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

James Henry Lane

(1833 - 1907)

Home State: Virginia

Education: VMI (1854), UVa (1857)

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th North Carolina Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

After graduating, he was a civil engineer and teacher (VMI, West Seminary at Tallahassee, FL., North Carolina Military Institute at Charlotte, NC).

He was Major and Lt. Col., of the 1st (3 months) North Carolina Infantry Regt; then Colonel, 28th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

Commanded the 28th NC in Branch's Brigade of A.P. Hill's Light Division in Jackson's Command and succeeded to the command of the Brigade after BGen. L. O'B. Branch fell.

The rest of the War

Appointed Brigadier General November 1862, he commanded his brigade at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg.

After the War

After the War he was an educator - he taught at various universities, notably Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Missouri School of Mines, and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Auburn University), where he was professor of civil engineering. He died at Auburn, AL on September 21, 1907 and is buried there.

References & notes

Educator; taught at various universities, notably Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Missouri School of Mines, and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Auburn University), where he was professor of civil engineering.

More on the Web

A number of his personal papers are at the archives at Auburn, along with some more photographs of him.

Birth

7/28/1833; Mathews Court House, VA

Death

9/21/1907 Auburn, AL