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[241] was engaged was made the subject of a special order. This happened just before the evacuation of Corinth, and the following is the notice it received from General Beauregard: ‘The general commanding takes great pleasure in calling the attention of the army to the brave, skillful and gallant conduct of Lieutenant-Colonel Lane, of the Third regiment Texas dismounted cavalry, who, with 246 men, on the 29th ultimo, charged a largely superior force of enemy; drove him from his position, and forced him to leave a large number of his dead and wounded upon the field. The conduct of this brave regiment is worthy of all honor and imitation.’ In the reports of operations in Louisiana in 1863, Colonel Lane's name appears frequently. On the 13th of July the Confederates, under Gen. Thomas Green, gained a brilliant victory on the Bayou Lafourche. Colonel Lane commanded a brigade in this affair, and General Green spoke in very complimentary terms of Lane's part in it. He was equally distinguished in the Red river campaign, in the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, and subsequent operations, until disabled by a wound. He was soon in the saddle again, and, in October, 1864, was recommended by Gen. E. Kirby Smith for promotion to the rank of brigadier-general. His nomination was sent in by President Davis in December, and his commission was dated March 17, 1865. The war soon after came to an end, and the gallant men who had so bravely upheld the cause of the South returned to their homes, to help rebuild the shattered fortunes of their beloved States. General Lane still lives (1898) in Texas, where he enjoys the esteem of his neighbors and friends.


Brigadier-General Ben McCulloch

Brigadier-General Ben McCulloch was born in Rutherford county, Tenn., November 11, 1811, of a well-known family in Tennessee, with whom were connected the Fosters, Lytles and Nicholses, descendants of the Scotch-Irish borderers, who wrested Tennessee and Kentucky

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