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Crawfordsville in Montgomery County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Major General Lew Wallace

1827–1905

 
 
Major General Lew Wallace 1827-1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 18, 2007
1. Major General Lew Wallace 1827-1905 Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1963 by the Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission. (Marker Number 54.1963.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.441′ N, 86° 53.717′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Indiana, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Wallace Avenue and East Pike Street, on the right when traveling north on Wallace Avenue. Touch for map. From Market Street (U.S. 136) take Water Street south two blocks to Pike Street, turn left and go to the end. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Wallace Avenue, Crawfordsville IN 47933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Elston Homestead (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elston Memorial Home (about 500 feet away); Lane Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal Land Office (approx.
Major General Lew Wallace 1827-1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 18, 2007
2. Major General Lew Wallace 1827-1905 Marker
¼ mile away); Saint John's Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawfordsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. (Submitted on May 4, 2007.)
2. Books by or about Lew Wallace. At Amazon.com. (Submitted on May 5, 2007.) 

3. General Wallace and the Last Slave in Maryland. "Wallace ordered the girl to be brought to Baltimore, where, in the office of the Provost-Marshal, the chain was removed, and the last bond-slave in Maryland was set free." (Submitted on November 4, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Lew Wallace Library image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light
3. Lew Wallace Library
After receiving royalties from "Ben Hur", Wallace built this library, where he continued to write other works.
General Lew Wallace Study in Crawfordsville, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Kara L. Edie, May 2005
4. General Lew Wallace Study in Crawfordsville, Indiana
General Lew Wallace In His Study image. Click for full size.
5. General Lew Wallace In His Study
Lew Wallace Home image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Indiana News Co. - Post Card, circa 1900
6. Lew Wallace Home
The "Lew Wallace Home" was located at 514 E. Wabash Avenue - Crawfordsville, Indiana. It was razed a number of years ago.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 4,193 times since then and 335 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2007, by Kara L. Edie of Crawfordsville, Indiana.   6. submitted on May 9, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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