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Indiana Historical Bureau

Indiana Historical Bureau

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Major General Lew Wallace 1827-1905

 

Location: 501 Pike Street & Wallace Avenue, Crawfordsville. (Montgomery County, Indiana)

Erected by the Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963

ID# : 54.1963.1

Marker Review Report: Learn more here. See also marker 23.1970.2 Esther Test Wallace and 49.2004.4 Zerelda Wallace.

Visit Blogging Hoosier History to learn about the 1902 stage play of Ben-Hur at Indianapolis's English Theater; how freethinker Robert Ingersoll influenced his writing of the Christian epic; and the poetry of his wife, Susan Wallace.

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As Indiana's adjutant general he organized the state for war. He saw action at Ft. Donelson, Shiloh and Monocacy. Later served as governor of New Mexico Territory and minister to Turkey. Author of Ben Hur.

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