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Catalog Number MG17-81.205
Object Name manuscript collection
Scope & Content letters; letter book; book

CREATOR:General Joseph Lane

REMARKS:Joseph Lane (1801-1881) resigned from the Indiana state senate in 1846 in order to serve in the Mexican War. Following his meritorious service at the battle of Huamantla, he was brevetted to the rank of major general. In 1849 Lane was appointed Territorial Governor of Oregon, and later served as a United States congressman and senator. He ran for Vice-President of the United States on the Democratic Ticket with Breckinridge in 1860.; The letter book contains copies of correspondence relating chiefly to the Mexican War. Additional items include one copy of the book, Infantry Tactics, by Winfield Scott, and two letters written by Joseph Lane - one to Simon Lane and one to Eugene [no last name].
Creator LANE, GENERAL JOSEPH
Title Joseph Lane Collection /, Infantry Tactics
Collection ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS
Accession number 81.205