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Encyclopedia > James H. Lane (Senator)
James Henry Lane
Born
June 22, 1814
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA
Died
July 11, 1866
Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA

James Henry Lane (June 22, 1814July 11, 1866) was a United States Senator and Union partisan. Lane was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where he practiced law when he was admitted to the bar in 1840. He moved to the Kansas Territory in 1855. He immediately became involved in the abolitionist movement in Kansas. He was often called the leader of "Jay-Hawkers" abolitionist movement in Kansas. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1430x2000, 634 KB)TITLE: James Lane CALL NUMBER: LC-BH82- 4185 [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-cwpbh-01175 (b&w copy scan) No known restrictions on publication. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Lawrenceburg is a city located in Dearborn County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Crawfordsville is a city located in Montgomery County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Map of the division of the states during the Civil War. ... Lawrenceburg is a city located in Dearborn County, Indiana. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kansas Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854 to January 29, 1861, when Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... A jayhawker was a radical guerrilla fighter during the American Civil War. ...


He was a U.S. congressman from Indiana (1853-1855) where he voted for the Kansas-Nebraska Act. But he abandoned that stance when he moved to the Kansas Territory in 1855. He was elected to the Senate from the state of Kansas in 1861, and reelected in 1865. During that time he presided over the Topeka convention. The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Kansas–Nebraska Act was a United States federal law passed on January 23, 1854, organizing a territorial government for the lands that later became the states of Kansas and Nebraska. ... Kansas Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854 to January 29, 1861, when Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ...


During the Civil War, he also led the "Kansas brigade" in western Missouri and raised one of the first black regiments in the Union Army. Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,213,363 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  The American...


In a bid to put down the Confederate raiders operating in Kansas, General Thomas Ewing, Jr. issued General Order No. 10, ordering the arrest of anyone giving aid or comfort to Quantrill's raiders. This meant chiefly women and children. Ewing confined those arrested in a make-shift prison in Kansas City. This building collapsed, killing four women. There was debate as to the nature of this collapse, with some claiming it was a deliberate attack on women and children, and others claiming it was merely a tragic accident. These deaths enraged some Missourians, resulting in the August 21, 1863 Lawrence Massacre, also known as Quantrill's Raid, in Kansas, which Lane managed to escape by racing through a cornfield in his nightshirt. Some Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was formed in February, 1861, to defend the Confederate States of America, which had itself been formed that same year when seven southern states seceded from the United States (with four more to follow). ... William Clark Quantrill of Quantrills Raiders William Clark Quantrill (July 31, 1837–June 6, 1865) was a pro-Confederate States of America guerrilla fighter during the American Civil War. ... Kansas City is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County; it is part of the Unified Government which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... The history of Kansas is rich with the lore of the American West. ...


Lane had survived many hardships in his life, he even battled in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. But Lane shot himself on July 1st, 1866 in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was deranged, depressed, and had been charged with abandoning his fellow Radical Republicans and financial irregularities. He died 10 days later as a result of the self-inflicted shot. Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 (Mexican government estimate) The Mexican-American War was fought between the United States and... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,213,363 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  The American... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Leavenworth is the largest city and county seat of Leavenworth County, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Radical Republicans were certain Republicans in Congress and other federal and state leaders during the American Civil War and Reconstruction eras in U.S. history. ...


Places Named after James H. Lane: Lane, Kansas (city) and Lane County, Kansas Lane is a city located in Franklin County, Kansas. ... Lane County (standard abbreviation: LE) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ...


External links

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • James Henry Lane's Gravesite
Preceded by:
Samuel W. Parker
U.S. Representative from Indiana, 4th district
1853–1855
Succeeded by:
William Cumback
Preceded by:
U.S. Senator from Kansas
1861–1866
Succeeded by:
Edmund G. Ross

 
 

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