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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
d Richmond. First Lieutenant Oscar Lane, my first aid, was in all of the battles in which the brigade took part, from Sharpsburg to Spotsylvania Courthouse, where he was mortally wounded. He was a private in the Chesapeake guards, from Mathews county, Va., until the evacuation of Yorktown, but acted as adjutant of the regiment to which his company was attached. He next served as an amateur in the Fifth Virginia Cavalry, accompanied General Stuart in his circuit around McClellan's rear, andimpulses made him universally popular. He was the life of our Headquarters, where he was beloved by everybody. My boy brother, J. Rooker Lane, entered the service as a private in the Chesapeake guards, a volunteer infantry company from Mathews county, Va., and was wounded at Yorktown. After the evacuation of that place he served as a private in Company E, Fifth Virginia Cavalry, until the winter of 1863, when, at my request, and on account of his youth, General Lee ordered him to report to