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
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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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