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J. C. Lane

J. C. Lane

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

James Crandall Lane

(1823 - 1888)

Home State: New York

Education: Green Mountain College, Class of 1841

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 102nd New York Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Before the War he had been an architect and civil engineer. He worked on construction of the Illinois 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 Lieutenant Colonel just before the Maryland Campaign.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland as senior officer present after Colonel Stainrook was assigned to command the Brigade.

The rest 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 & 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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

See a piece about his sword online.


07/23/1823; New York City, NY


12/12/1888; New York City, NY; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY