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 William Hervey Lamme Wallace

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William Hervey Lamme Wallace

  • Birth 8 Jul 1821 Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 1862 Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 5844500

Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was district attorney for La Salle County, Illinois, when he joined the Union Army and was elected Colonel of the 11th Illinois Regiment. For his service at the February 1862 Battle of Fort Donelson, he was promoted Brigadier General in March 1862. Placed in temporary command of the Union Army of the Tennessee's 2nd division, when the Confederates surprised the Union forces near Shiloh Church, on April 6, 1862, Wallace while leading his men, was struck in the head by a shell fragment and lay mortally wounded. He was carried off the field by his men to a Union hospital near Savannah, Tennessee, where his wife had arrived to attend to him and died a few days later.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 14 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5844500
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Hervey Lamme Wallace (8 Jul 1821–10 Apr 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5844500, citing Wallace-Dickey Cemetery, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .