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Andrews McLane

Obituary of James Presley McLane, Cameron, Texas.

James Presley McLane was born in Wilcox County, Ala., December 30, 1840, and died in Cameron, Tex., February 17, 1916, aged seventy-six years. He enlisted in Company B, 1st Alabama Regiment, in 1861. The regiment served in heavy artillery the first two and a half years of the war, being at Pensacola, Island No. 10, Port Hudson, and other forts. In the early spring of 1864 the regiment was put into field service, joining Joseph E. Johnston's army near Resaca, Ga., and was made part of Quarle's Brigade. It remained with that command until the battle of Franklin, where General Quarles was so severely wounded as to be unable to continue in command. The 1st Alabama was then attacthed to General Shelby's brigade and remained with that command until the surrender, April 26, 1865, at Greensboro, N. C.

Comrade McLane was married to Miss Bettie Andrews at Oak Hill, Ala., in 1866. He removed to Texas in 1870 and had been identified with that country since that time. No truer Southerner ever wore the gray; no truer or better citizen ever lived in his community.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1916.

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