Marshall, Texas: News Messenger Publishing Company, 1928. First Edition. Small Octavo. Item #027336
180 pages. The addendum p. 131ff. has letters as well as the section entitled: List of Members of W.P. Lane Camp, U.V.C., Marshall Texas, many of whom were Texas Rangers. Walter P. Lane was born in Ireland in 1817 but when his family came to America and settled in Ohio, he went on his own to Texas, fighting under Sam Houston at San Jacinto. By 1844 he joined Capt. John C. Hayes of the Texas Rangers. He served in the U.S-Mexican War, rushed to California for gold, returning to Marshall, Texas, in 1856-1858 went to Arizona in search of gold. But it was the "Surveyors' Fight" in 1838 in northern Limestone County which was where the Indians attacked. The tribes quickly figured out where surveyors came, settlers soon followed thus the Kickapooes and other tribes launched their attacks. Lane was lucky to survive. He also served in the Civil War under P.G.T. Beauregard and was proud of the "General Orders" issued by Beauregard honoring his unit where he led two hundred and forty-six men of the Texas Third Regiment. A avery nice clean copy, bound in olive cloth lettered in black, one bumped corner, and a few minor spots of rubbing. [Basic Texas Books,#15; Howes L-69; Nevins, CWB, I, 119].