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James H. Lane Papers, RG 501
Listed by: Paul E. Martin
Date: August 22, 1979


Date Span: 1854-1907

Scope / Content: Included are correspondence, photographs, military documents, certificates, financial documents, rosters, and miscellaneous items from Lane's military and civilian activities.

Biographical Sketch: General James H. Lane [photo here] (1833-1907) graduated from Virginia Military Academy in 1854. He completed the scientific course at the University of Virginia in 1857 then returned to VMI as assistant professor of mathematics. Between that time and the outbreak of the Civil War, Lane taught at a private school, West Seminary in Florida, and North Carolina Military Institute.  During the war, Lane commanded a brigade in the CSA Army of Northern Virginia consisting of the 7th, 18th, 28th, 33rd, and 37th regiments of North Carolina troops.  This brigade participated in all major battles in the East and were present at General Lee's surrender to General Grant at Appomattox Court House.  After the war, Lane taught at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Missouri School of Mines, and Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (later Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University).

Note:  File names are linked to transcriptions of documents contained therein


SERIES 1: CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPTS:  Consists of Lane's records of his brigade's actions as part of the Army of Northern Virginia, CSA.  Documents the following regiments of North Carolina troops: 1st regiment of NC Volunteers; 7th Regiment; 18th Regiment; 28th Regiment; 33rd Regiment; and 37th Regiment.

Box 2
48.  Election as Colonel, 28th NC Regiment (September 21, 1861)
49.  List of Officers, 1st Regiment, NC Volunteers (September 21, 1861)
50.  Provision Returns, 1st NC Volunteers (October 1861)
51.  Battle Plan, Leesburg, VA (October 1861) (Printed)
52.  Provision Returns, NC Troops (November 1861)
53.  Provision Returns, Lane's Company (November 1861-February 1862)
54.  Provision Returns, NC Troops (January 1862)
55.  Provision Returns, NC Troops (February 1862)
56.  Provision Returns, NC Troops (February 1862)
57.  Letter, Charles C. Lee to Lane (March 3, 1862)
58.  Letter, W.A. Engelhart to Lane (ca. 1862) - Promotion
59.  Petition, Officers of Lane's Brigade (ca. 1862) - Memorial for Brigadier General L. O'Brien Branch
60.  Provision Returns, NC Troops (March 1862)
61.  Provision Returns, NC Troops (November 1862)
62.  Provision Returns, NC Troops (December 1862)
63.  Provision Returns, Lane's Brigade (January 1863)
64.  Provision Returns, Officers, Lane's Brigade (January 1863)
65.  Provision Returns, Lane's Brigade (March 1863)
66.  Provision Returns, Lane's Brigade (March 1863)
67.  Letters, George B. Johnston to Lane (November 1862-July 15, 1863)
68.  Letter, E.J. Hale to Lane (October 11, 1863) - Adjutant Position
69.  Letter to Lane (November 3, 1863) - Promotion
70.  Letter, Christiania R. Fraley to Lane (August 1863) - Furlough request
71.  Casualty list, Lane's Brigade, undated
72.  Reports - Spotsylvania Battle - flag capture controversy - Lane's vs. Mahone's Brigades (May 1864)
73.  Battle Reports, Wilderness Campaign - Lane's Brigade (May 5-July 27, 1864)
74.  Battle Reports, Lane's Brigade (July 28, 1864)
75.  Confederate General orders no. 67 (August 16, 1864)
76.  Battle Reports, Lane's Brigade (August 18, 1864)
77.  Battle Reports, Ream's Station, Lane's Brigade (August 25, 1864)
78.  Lane's Report, September 8, 1864 - Wilderness (May 5, 1864)
79.  Lane's Report, September 18, 1864 - Spotsylvania (May 8-20, 1864)
80.  Lane's Report, September 29, 1864 - Campaign (May 21-June 2, 1864)
81.  Battle Reports - Lane's Brigade - Petersburg (June 22, 1864)
82.  Battle Reports - Lane's Brigade - Petersburg (September 20-October 1, 1864)
83.  Casualties in Lane's Brigade from May 5, 1864 to October 1, 1864 (undated)
84.  Lane's Report - Appomattox Surrender (April 9, 1865)
85.  Officers and Men Present, Hqs. Lane's Brigade (April 9, 1865)
86.  Officers and Men Present, 28th NC Regt., (April 9, 1865)
87.  Officers and Men Present, 37th NC Troops, (April 9, 1865)
88.  Officers and Men Present, 33rd NC Troops (April 9, 1865)
89.  Officers and Men Present, 7th NC Troops (April 9, 1865)
90.  Officers and Men Present, 18th NC Troops (April 9, 1865)
91.  Extra Duty Men Present, OM Dept., Lane's Brigade (April 9, 1865)
92.  Lane's Sketch - NC Military Institute & War (D.H. Hill, et al.)


SERIES II: POSTWAR MILITARY PAPERS:  Correspondence and memoirs written to and from Lane regarding his brigade's actions with the Army of Northern Virginia, CSA.  Also includes biographical material on Lane such as sketches and obituaries.

Box 3
93.  Letters, E.J. Hale, Jr. to Lane (July 1865) - Sherman's "Bummers"
94.  Letter, E.J. Hale, Jr. to Lane (June 1867) - Wartime Casualties
95.  Letters to Lane (July 1867) - Fort Gregg
96.  Letter, C.H. Wilcox to Lane (May 25, 1867) - Casualties
97.  Generals Early & Mahone Controversy (May 1871)
98.  Letters to Lane (1873-76) - Civil War
99.  Circular, Southern Historical Society (September 1873)
100. Letters, J.R. Winston to Lane (1878) - War History - NC
101. Letters to Lane (1880-1881) Brigade reunion & rosters
102. Letters to Lane (1881) - Civil War
103. Letters, Gen. Marcus J. Wright to Lane (1880-84) - War Dept. Publication
104. Letters to Lane (1884) - Civil War
105. Letter, E.J. Hale to Lane (June 13, 1884) - Civil War
106. Letters, H.B. McClellan to Lane (May 1885) - Chancellorsville
107. Letter, M. Ellzey to Lane (December 1, 1888) - Stonewall Jackson
108a. Lane Reminiscences (ca. 1888) - Stonewall Jackson
108b. Lane's Account of Gettysburg to M. S. O'Donnell (1892)
109. Lane's Account of Chancellorsville to Augustus C. Hamlin (1892)
110. Lane - Hamlin Correspondence (1892-93) - Chancellorsville Book
111. J.P. Caldwell to Lane (1894) - Civil War Articles
112. T.J. Linebarger to Lane (February 1895) - Regimental Roster
113. W.G. Morris to Lane (January 1895) - Chancellorsville
114. O.A. Wiggins to Lane (January 1897) - Hamlin's Book
115. E.J. Hale, Jr. to Lane (1899) - Command Controversy in 1864
116. Sketch of Gen. James H. Lane by Gen. William Ruffin Cox (1908)
117. Biographic Sketch & Questionnaire on Lane - National Cyclopedia of Biography
118. Clippings - Charlotte Daily Observer (May 1898) - Civil War Reunion
119. Clipping - Charlotte Daily Observer (January 1900) - 33rd NC Regt.
120. Clipping - Opelika Post (September 1, 1899) - Tribute to Gen. Lane
121. Clippings - Fayetteville Observer (August 1899) - Lane
122. Clippings & Miscellaneous - Lane & Military Subjects
Box 4
123. Correspondence - NC Regt. History Project (1900)
124. Correspondence - NC Regt. History Project (1900)
125. Correspondence - NC Regt. History Project (1900)



 

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