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    Joseph Lane Group Lot including: [Samuel H. Walker]. General Joseph Lane Enameled Calling Card, circa 1850. 3.25" x 2". General Joseph Lane commanded the regiment to which Captain Samuel Walker's company belonged during the Mexican War. Lane ordered the attack on Huamantla, where Walker was killed. Minor staining around edges. [and:] Carte de Visite, circa 1862, 2.5" x 4". A bust portrait of General Joseph Lane taken by Hall in New York. Verso bears Hall photo studio back stamp and seal and "Gen. Jim Lane" written in pencil. Light wear to corners. [and:] Joseph Lane Carte de Visite, circa 1862, 2.5" x 4". A full length standing studio portrait in civilian attire. Back stamp reads, "Published by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York. From Photographic Negative, from Brady's National Portrait Gallery." Slight foxing to mount, and "HS Lane" written on mount beneath image. [and:] Joseph Lane Free Franked Cover. 5.25" x 3", postmarked Washington, 1855, addressed to "Mastr: Lafayette Lane / Winchester Oregon." Lane's free frank-as a U.S. Representative from the Oregon Territory-is in the upper right, "Free Jos. Lane." Slight staining spots and browning with tearing by the flap. Signature and address are clear and bright.

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    General Joseph Lane (1801-1881) ordered his Federal troops, which included Captain Samuel Walker's Mounted Rifles, to attack Mexican forces in Huamantla, Mexico, in October 1847. That victory came at the high price of Walker's life. Walker erred in getting too far ahead of Lane's main force. Throughout the Mexican War, Lane enjoyed working with Texas troops, employing them at every opportunity. He particularly enjoyed working with Jack Hays, who felt the same toward the general.



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