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  Lew Wallace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wallace was born in Brookville, Indiana, to a prominent local family.
Wallace was the youngest general of his rank in the army, and was something of a "golden boy".
Wallace was removed from his command in June, and reassigned to the much less glamorous duty commanding the defenses of Cincinnati in the Department of the Ohio.
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 Lewis Wallace (1827-1905)
Lew was 19 and 2nd Sergeant of the Marion Rifles, an Indianapolis militia group.
Lew resumed his law practice in 1868 and built a new house that he and Susan lived in for the rest of their lives.
Lew was appointed Governor of New Mexico Territory in 1878 to settle the Lincoln County Wars.
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 Civil War Indiana Biographies Lewis “Lew” Wallace
Lew Wallace was born April 10, 1827, in Brookville, Indiana and moved to Indianapolis in 1837 when his father was elected governor.
Wallace served in West Virginia and advanced to brigadier general of volunteers on September 3, 1861.
Lew Wallace is best known as an author, with the most famous of his works being Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ published in 1880.
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 Lew Wallace Archive - By Roger C. Adams
Wallace quickly rose to the rank of brigadier general and took part in the capture of Fort Donelson.
Wallace was called upon again, and by fighting a delaying action at Monocacy, Grant was able to send reinforcements to save Washington.
Lew Wallace died in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on February 15, 1905, and was buried in
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 The Curse of Lew Wallace, New Mexico Governor and Ben-Hur author
In present-day New Mexico, Wallace himself--son of an Indiana governor and a lawyer by profession--is a somewhat forgotten figure.
Yet Wallace was a widely celebrated figure when he died in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1905 at age 77.
In Washington, D.C. a heroically uniformed, forward-looking statue of Wallace, the Union's youngest Civil War general and later a judge of Lincoln's accused assassins, stands in the U.S. Capitol's famous Statuary Hall, representing Indiana.
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 §10. Lew Wallace. XI. The Later Novel: Howells. Vol. 17. Later National Literature, Part II. The Cambridge History ...
17 Its author, Gen. Lew Wallace (1827–1905), an Indiana lawyer, a soldier in both the Mexican and the Civil War, had already published The Fair God (1873), an elaborate romance of the conquest of Mexico.
Without doubt the outstanding element in the story is the revenge of Ben-Hur upon his false friend Messala, a revenge which takes the Prince of Jerusalem through the galleys and the palaestra and which leaves Messala, after the thrilling episode of the chariot race, crippled and stripped of his fortune.
It passes, too, Wallace’s third romance, written while he was ambassador to Turkey, The Prince of India or Why Constantinople Fell (1893), a long, dull romance with the Wandering Jew as principal figure.
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 Lewis Wallace
Wallace was commander of the VIII Corps (March, 1864 - February, 1865) but clashed with General Henry Halleck and was twice removed from the post.
After the war Wallace served on the court-martial of Lincoln's assassins and was president of the court-martial that convicted Henry Wirz, the commander of Andersonville.
Wallace was appointed governor of New Mexico in 1878.
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 Major General Lew Wallace's Report of Shiloh
Major General Lew Wallace (who went on to write Ben Hur after the war) commanded the Federal 3rd Division which was encamped at Crump's landing, some six miles from Pittsburg Landing, where the rest of the army was camped.
Wallace claimed to have received orders to march for the battlefield at 11:30, but did not arrive at the field until late that night, after the first days fighting was over.
I here stated to General Wallace the report of the officer sent to him in the morning of his refusing to obey or receive any but written orders, which he denounced as wholly untrue, and manifested in his talk a great desire to get into the fight.
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 Famous Men Authors - Lew Wallace
His father was David Wallace, who, after graduation from West Point and a two years' service in the army, adopted the profession of law and went to live in the little Indiana town.
The visitor at the Wallace home-stead in Crawfordsville will be shown the beech tree in the shade of which the work was done.
General Wallace's diplomatic experience at Constantinople is worthy of a chapter, but we must content ourselves with saying that it added brilliancy to the honors which he had earned as a soldier and as an author.
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 Wirz Trial Home Page - UMKC School of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lewis Wallace, commonly known as Lew Wallace, was an American novelist and soldier, and the author of one of the most popular books of his time - Ben Hur.
Wallace was born and educated at Brookville, Indiana.
In 1865 General Wallace resumed law practice at Crawfordsville, from 1878-1881 was governor of New Mexico, and during Garfields's administration was minister to Turkey.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/Wirz/BIO3.HTM   (259 words)

  
 Indiana Governor David Wallace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Wallace served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1828 to 1831, when he was elected lieutenant governor on the Whig ticket with Noah Noble.
Wallace's administration was plagued with economic disaster as a result of the collapse of the internal improvements program.
He was the Whig state chairman in 1846, a member of the constitutional convention in 1850, and was elected judge of the court of common pleas in 1856.
www.statelib.lib.in.us /www/ihb/govportraits/wallace.html   (270 words)

  
 Across Five Aprils: People: Lew Wallace
Most remembered as the author of Ben Hur, Lew Wallace reached the rank of Major General in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, and later served a tempestuous term as Governor of the territory of New Mexico.
Lew Wallace was born in Brookville, Indiana, on April 10, 1827.
Still, Lew Wallace is best remembered as an author, his best known book being Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which was published in 1880.
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 Lewis Wallace Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Lew Wallace was born in Brookville, Ind. He became a lawyer but left his practice to serve in the Mexican War in 1846.
Wallace's skill as a storyteller, his invention of exciting events, and his vivid representation of the late Roman Empire and the beginnings of Christianity made the novel one of the best-selling books of its period in the United States (more than 2 million copies) and in many foreign countries.
Wallace also wrote the narrative The Boyhood of Christ (1888) and had almost finished Lew Wallace: An Autobiography at the time of his death.
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 Capture of Fort Donelson (1)
Wallace was born April 10 1827, Brookville IN; died Feb. 15 1905, Crawfordsville, IN.
Wallace was president of the court-martial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate officer who ran Andersonville prison.
The second brigade, Colonel W. Wallace, four regiments of infantry, the Eleventh, Twentieth, Forty-fifth, and Forty-eighth Illinois; artillery, batteries B and D; cavalry, the Fourth Illinois.
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 The General Lew Wallace Study and Ben Hur Museum | Away.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Monumental and classical, in a style borrowing from Turkey, ancient Greece, France, and Italy, the General Lew Wallace Study and Ben-Hur Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana, is as eclectic as the man himself.
Wallace became a scapegoat for the near disaster and spent the rest of his military career trying to restore his reputation.
A formidable classicist and scholar, Wallace researched political and religious conditions surrounding the time of Christ's birth and painstakingly crafted the setting for his novel.
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 February 15: Lew Wallace and Ben Hur
Lew left behind him a lifetime of political and military accomplishments.
Lew Wallace was born in 1827, the son of an Indiana governor.
Until then, Lew had been indifferent to the claims of religion (although he loved the story of the wise men and had begun a tale about them).
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 Lewis Wallace Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Although he would have much preferred to be remembered as a highly successful military hero, Lew Wallace has been thwarted in this ambition and is best known as an author.
On the first day his division was stationed north of the main army at Crump's Landing, and a series of contradictory orders from Grant forced him to countermarch his command and delayed his arrival on the main battlefield until the fighting was nearly over.
With Cincinnati threatened, Wallace was placed in charge of a mostly civilian defense force.
www.civilwarhome.com /wallacebio.htm   (503 words)

  
 Lew Wallace - Penguin Books Authors - Penguin Books
Lewis Wallace was born in 1827, in Brookville, Indiana, the son of David (the future governor of Indiana) and Esther Test Wallace (the daughter of Indiana’s first U.S. congressman).
Continuing in service to his country, Wallace served on the military commission responsible for trying and sentencing those involved in the assassination of President Lincoln, and aided Benito Juarez in trying to establish a constitutional government in Mexico.
The rest of Wallace’s life saw the publication of lesser literary efforts, and the appointment as minister of Turkey.
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 Glimpses bulletin #176: Lew Wallace and the tale Ben-Hur
Lew Wallace was one, and yet in the end, God was able to change his heart.
In 1878, Lew accepted appointment as the governor of lawless New Mexico, where ruthless cattle barons and badmen made life miserable for everyone else.
Lew saw what this meant: "It is not an easy thing to shake off in a moment the expectations nurtured through years...He [Ben-Hur] persisted, as men do yet today in measuring the Christ by himself.
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 Wallace Lew - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Wallace, Lew, full name Lewis Wallace (1827-1905), American military leader and writer, born in Brookville, Indiana.
Self-Interest: Would you hurt a man keenest, strike at his…, Trials: A man is never so on trial as in the moment…
One of the best-selling novels of all time, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) by American writer, military leader, and statesman Lew Wallace, is...
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 Lew Wallace Educational Resources
General Lew Wallace was in command during this battle in 1864 that saved Washington D.C. from the Confederate Army.
Lewis Wallace Biography – Lewis Wallace (1827-1905) Although he would have much preferred to be remembered as a highly successful military hero, Lew Wallace has been thwarted in this ambition.
The Capture of Fort Donelson, Part II by Lew Wallace, From The Century Magazine, Vol.
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 General Lew Wallace Study and Museum
General Lew Wallace was the author of four other books, including his autobiography.
General Wallace died February 15, 1905, at Crawfordsville, Indiana and is buried in Crawfordsville's Oak Hill Cemetery North.
General Lew Wallace designed a Study and supervised the construction of the structure on the grounds of his home between 1895 and 1898.
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 Book Review: Lew Wallace, Boy Writer
Lew finds himself daydreaming in class, longing to be an artist or a fighting man. He also finds himself on the wrong end of a switch a time or two!
True to its nature, this book shows us Lew Wallace's childhood, ending with his entry into the Mexican War, at age 19.
The "magic pencil" that Lew is said to wield by his friends can also be used to describe the author herself, who does an excellent job of bringing to vivid life the active, imaginative childhood of a famous adult.
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 The Life of Lew Wallace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Esther French Test Wallace, died in 1834 when Lew was only 7 years old.
Wallace began his career as the colonel of this Zouave regiment.
Lew Wallace has been portrayed (to date) fourteen times for film and television, as early as 1930 and by such noted actors as Jason Robards and Wilford Brimley.
www-personal.ksu.edu /~rcadams/history.html   (328 words)

  
 Lew(is) Wallace Biography | Dictionary of Literary Biography
Lew Wallace's literary reputation rests solidly on the brawny shoulders of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880).
Yet Wallace's influence on American literature, with one exception, is minimal at best.
Each Biography is written by a biographical expert or professional educator and is a complete resource on the individual.
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 Amazon.ca: Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ: Books: Lew Wallace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This novel written by Lew Wallace in the 1870's, and published in 1880 is nothing short of a timeless classic.
While some of the vivid imagery has faded with the changes in the English language over the years, with a dictionary nearby a person should be able to envision the scenes with no trouble.
Wallace is very descriptive, at times too descriptive as the story gets delayed a few pages so he can describe a villa or Judah and Messala.
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 Lew Wallace - Biography for Children
Lew Wallace was most famous for writing the world-famous novel, Ben-Hur, but did you know that as a boy, he played hooky from school?
What was the secret to Lew's "magic pencil," and can you imagine what happened when Lew saw his baby brother crawl beneath the moving wheels of a heavy carriage?
In Volume 3 of the Young Patriots Series, learn the answers to these questions and join Lew Wallace as he grows up in the fields and rivers of his native Midwest.
www.patriapress.com /wallace.html   (206 words)

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