Template:Notability Roy James Lander (1820-1866), son of Robert Lander and Helen Watkins, was a general during the American Civil War. Lander lived in a small cottage in western New York by himself, and was never married. he did not participate in many battles, leaving him to be unknown by many people of the time. He fought for the Union, though sources claim he was secretly pushing for secession and had plans of wrecking the Union's efforts. When not fighting in battle, Lander worked in the local shop that he owned close by. Shortly after the Union won the American Civil War, Lander hanged himself in his cottage in 1866. Some myths say his spirit still remains in a house that was built in place of his cottage.
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- My Family Haggard Family World Wide Web Sites. 16 May 2010.
- American Civil War Research Site for Maps Battles Timeline 16 May 2010.