His date and place of birth was unknown.
1862 – He was officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his role in commanding the Confederate garrison at Fort Fisher.
1864 – He spent the better part of the next two years working to build the fort into the Confederacy’s largest bastion. He successfully defended the fort against a Union attack led by Benjamin Butler in this year.
1865 – Alfred Terry led a second attack against the fort and despite a heroic defense by Lamb and the defenders the fort was captured and Lamb was seriously wounded.
1909 – He was eventually recovered and died in this year.