Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

James Henry Lane - Page

All materials on Kansas Memory are made available for noncommercial educational and research purposes only. It is the patron's responsibility to request and obtain permission from both the image and copyright owner(s) to use materials.

To obtain permission or to purchase a reproduction, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at 785-272-8681, ext. 117 or reference@kshs.org. See the Copyright and Permission FAQ for more information.

This is a portrait of James Henry Lane, 1814-1866, United States senator from Kansas, 1861-1866. The photograph taken by renowned Civil War-era photographer Matthew Brady.

Creator: Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896
Date: Between 1861 and 1866

Bookbag Share Print

Lane's portrait can be used as a tool to discuss his actions during William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence on the night of August 21, 1863. In addition, Lane was one of the primary targets of Quantrill's group and his escape at night through a cornfield helps demonstrate the terror and panic ellicited by the guerilla raid that shocked Lawrence, the state of Kansas, and the United States (often referred to as the Lawrence Massacre).

KS: 7th: 2.6: important events in Kansas during the Civil War

Item Number: 208882
Call Number: B Lane, James *7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208882

Copyright © 2007-2015 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.