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James Henry Lane

(June 22, 1814 – July 11, 1866)

Kansas Senator James H. LaneJames Henry Lane was a prominent figure in establishing Kansas as a “free state.” As a key figure in “Bleeding Kansas,” he also terrorized the inhabitants of Missouri counties sharing a border with Kansas. Lane would use his jayhawking tactics during the Civil War while leading the Kansas Brigade.

 

 

 

 

 



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