Lew Wallace

Lewis Wallace (1827 - 1905)

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Maj Gen Lewis (Lew) Wallace
Born in Brookville, Indiana, USAmap
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Husband of — married in Crawfordsville, Indianamap
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Died in Crawfordsville, Indiana, USAmap
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Categories: Brookville, Indiana | Crawfordsville, Indiana | Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana | Famous Authors of the 19th Century | 11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, United States Civil War | Union Army Generals, United States Civil War | US Ambassadors to Turkey | New Mexico Territory Governors | Notables.

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Preceded by
9th Territorial

Samuel Beach Axtell
Lew Wallace
10th Governor
of New Mexico Territory
New Mexico Territory
Succeeded by
11th Territorial

Lionel Allen Sheldon


Lew Wallace was born 1827 and spent most of his early life in Indiana. He studied law but left his studies to raise a militia company during the Mexican-American War. He was admitted to the bar in 1849. During the U.S. Civil War he served in the Union army as a general. In 1878 he was appointed Governor of New Mexico Territory. In 1880 he authored the novel, "Ben-Hur". He served for four years as U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire. He later returned to Indiana where he died in 1905.


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