A Guide to the Dr. [?] Lane Collection, 1864
A native of Illinois, Dr. Lane of Goliad County, Texas, was accused of disloyalty to the Confederacy and harboring anti-Southern sentiments in 1864. Lane was indicted by attorney Frederick Wiles Faunt Le Roy (1818-1900). The latter served as clerk, master in chancery, and district attorney in Brownsville, Texas, before enlisting in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
"Faunt Le Roy, Frederick Wiles.". Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 4, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffa15.
Comprised of an affidavit, the Dr. [?] Lane Collection, 1864, documents accusations made against Lane for his anti-Confederate and anti-Southern sentiments as well as for deserting the Confederate Army. Consisting of three exhibits, the affidavit contains the accounts of Frederick Wiles Faunt Le Roy, J. A. Dill, and John W. Patton, describing Lane’s character and attitudes on the Civil War.
This collection is open for research use.
Dr. [?] Lane Collection, 1864, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers