Victor A. Wallace

Victor A. Wallace

Vermont, USA
Death 17 Oct 1901 (aged 58)
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 20 Lot 12 Sp 10
Memorial ID 45199823 · View Source
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Veteran: Civil War (Union)

PLEASE NOTE: In this family lot was a large antique metal urn that was made locally by the Parke Foundry and some low-life thieves stole it in 2011. It was close to 100 years old.
A similar one was also stolen off of the Parke family lot less than 1 year later.

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From the archives of.....
JUNE 30, 1892


"Victor A. Wallace, cashier First National Bank, was born in Topsham, Vermont in 1843. His parents were Andrew J. and Caroline nee Jenness. Mr. Wallace was reared and educated at his birthplace. He served in Co. G. 6th Vt. Vol. from 1863 to the surrender of Lee at Appomattox. This regiment was one of six comprising the famous Vermont brigade, being the 2nd Brig., 2nd Div., 6th Army corps, and was engaged in all the battles of the army of the Potomac.
In 1866 Mr. Wallace came to Missouri, residing first at Clinton. In 1872 he received an appointment in the railway mail service, through Congressman S. S. Burdett, who then represented that district. He was head clerk on the M. K. & T. R.R. with headquarters at Ft. Scott, Kansas when he, with Mr. Brinkerhoff and others, purchased the Traders Bank property of this city and in 2883 they reorganized it with the First National Bank.

Victor was twice tendered the position of chief clerk for the State of Texas, but declined. In the spring of 1882 he was chosen cashier of the Traders Bank of Carthage after he, with Mr. Brinkerhoff and others, purchased the Traders Bank property of this city and in 1883 they reorganized it with the First National Bank. He was married twice, the second time to Alice Davis of Bloomington, Illinois. They had one child, Jenness T. Mr. Wallace was a member of the Masonic fraternity.


Victor A. Wallace (First_Last)
Regiment Name 6 Vermont Infantry
Side Union
Company G
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Film Number M557 roll 14

6th Regiment, Vermont Infantry

Organized at Montpelier and mustered in October 15, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., October 19-22. Attached to Brook's Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty in the Defences of Washington till March 10, 1862. Moved to Alexandria March 10, thence to Fortress Monroe, March 23-24. Reconnoissance to Warwick River March 30. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-24. Maryland Campaign September-October. Crampton's Pass, Md., September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Hagerstown, Md., till October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Detached for duty in New York August 14-September 16. Rejoined Army at Culpeper Court House September 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania(sic) May 8-12; Spottsylvania(sic) Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania(sic) Court House, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 23-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 13-19. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Siege of Petersburg till July 9. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens July 11-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Near Charlestown August 21-22. Gilbert's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Strasburg till November 9, and at Kernstown till December 9. Moved to Petersburg December 9-12. Siege of Petersburg December 13, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Fort Fisher, before Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Farmville and Burkesville Station till April 23. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there till May 13. Moved to Manchester, thence march to Washington, D. C., May 24-June 3. Corps Review June 3. Mustered out June 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 191 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 212 Enlisted men by disease. Total 418.

source: National Park Service
Civil War Soldier & Sailors System


The newly elected directors of the First National Bank held a meeting last night and elected officers for 1898. Wm. E. Brinkerhoff was re-elected president; Cashier V. A. Wallace was elected vice-president, and ex-Mayor E. B. Jacobs was promoted from assistant cashier to cashier. The promotions were made to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. C. L. Bartlett who was vice-president. (Mornin' Mail excerpts from the Carthage Press)

OCTOBER 18, 1901

Was stricken down by rupture of the heart.

Sons J.T. Wallace Recalled From New York trip
Funeral Probably Same day end of a Busy and useful Career.

V.A. Wallace, vice president of the First National Bank, Mason, G.A.R. Member and one of the staunch and leading citizen of Carthage, dropped dead last night about 8 o'clock at the home of his Daughter in law, Mrs. Carrie Davis across the street from his own home at McGregor and Walnut.
Never in his life before had he shown evidence of heart trouble. He was healthy and cheerful as usual yesterday in his daily business and social relations, sitting all day at his desk in the bank, and finding pleasure with his little grandchildren at home in the evening. He went over to their home with them to see a new piece of furniture bought during the day, and while there, at the Davis home, took a pitcher and started to the dining room for some water to drink.
As he reached the door death came, he reeled and fell backward receiving two bruises on his forehead and left ear.

Mrs. Davis heard the fall and screamed for help. Mrs. Dugan, and Mr. Hammons came first, while the children hurriedly informed Mrs. Wallace that her husband had fainted.
Doctors Whitney, Taylor and Chester arrived soon after, but the unfortunate man had gasped his last just as Mrs. Porter arrived.

The body was carried home at 9 o'clock and prepared for burial by the undertaker. Relatives remained through a sleepless night with Mrs. Wallace, who is bearing up bravely today.

Mr. & Mrs. Wallace's only child, Jenness T. Wallace, had left the night before en route to New York City, but stopped in Joplin and went on to Holton, Kansas to visit the family of Rev. W.A. Oldham. On reaching there last night the sad news had preceded him by telephone, and he returned home this afternoon.
His contemplated musical studies in the city are now given up.

Funeral arrangements await word from the deceased's brother, Everett J. Wallace, of Fall River Junction, Vermont, but it is probable that the burial will take place Sunday. Rev W.A. Oldham coming from Holton to conduct the services.

Victor A. Wallace was born in Vermont and was 58 years old May 10 last. He was reclaimed as a minor by his father from the Civil War service, but re-entered in 1863 on reaching the proper age. At. Petersburg, Virginia he was sent to Washington for dead with pneumonia, and his father came for his corpse, but found him sitting outside the hospital.
He was married twice, the second time to his present wife 21 years ago.

After serving in the U.S. Rail Mail service. Mr. Wallace came here from Ft. Scott, Ks in 1882 and with W.F. Brinkerhoff from Clinton, bought the old Traders Bank, raised the capital from $20,000 to $100,000 a year after and made it the First National.
Mr. Wallace was cashier until he succeeded Vice-President C.L. Bartlett, who fell dead on the streets 3 years ago last April.

Mr. Wallace was a conscientious, courteous and thoroughly reliable business man. He was a Mason of 30 years membership and belonged to Stanton Post G.A.R.
He had served several terms on the city board of education and was three times elected treasurer.

Mr. Wallace's passing away last night was the culmination of a series of three sudden deaths of prominent citizens of Carthage, namely R.H. Branch, R.E. McCarthy and Mr. Wallace.

Word comes today that the brother and a sister are coming from Vermont and the funeral will be either Sunday or Monday, probably necessarily delayed till Monday.

(bio by NJBrewer)

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