Southern Historical Society papers.
X. Richmond, Va., June, 1882. no. 6.
History of Lane's brigade.
This Brigade had only two regular commanders, General L. O'B. Branch
, of North Carolina
, and myself.
commanded it from its organization until he was killed at Sharpsburg
I then took charge of it on the field and continued in command until the close of the war. When I was wounded, in the summer of 1864, it was temporarily commanded by Colonels John D. Barry
and W. H. A. Speers
, and Brigadier-General Conner
entered the service as Quartermaster-General
of North Carolina
, was appointed Colonel
of the Thirty-third North Carolina Troops, and afterwards made Brigadier-General
and put in command at Newberne
He was in command at Newberne
in 1862, when it was attacked, and had charge of his brigade in all of its battles from its organization to Sharpsburg
He was a very gallant General, stood