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James Henry Lane
|United States Senator
April 4, 1861 – July 11, 1866
|Preceded by||seat established|
|Succeeded by||Edmund G. Ross|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||Samuel W. Parker|
|Succeeded by||William Cumback|
|11th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana|
December 5, 1849 – January 10, 1853
|Governor||Joseph A. Wright|
|Preceded by||Paris C. Dunning|
|Succeeded by||Ashbel P. Willard|
June 22, 1814|
Lawrenceburg, Indiana Territory
|Died||July 11, 1866
|Spouse(s)||Mary E. Lane|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Army
|Years of service||1846–1848, 1861–1862|
American Civil War
James Henry Lane, also known as Jim Lane, (June 22, 1814 – July 11, 1866) was a partisan during the Bleeding Kansas period. It was right before the American Civil War. During the war itself, Lane was a United States Senator, and he was a general for the Union.
Lane was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the son of Amos Lane.
On June 3, 1858, Lane shot and killed Gaius Jenkins in a land dispute in Lawrence. Reports say Jenkins was coming to get water from a well on the disputed land. Jenkins was reported to have been showing a revolver. Lane had a shotgun. One of the men with Jenkins shot Lane in the leg, and Lane shot back killing Jenkins.
Death and legacy
Lane died on July 1, 1866 in Leavenworth, Kansas.
The following places were named in honor of him:
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