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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.


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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